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Lower Back Pain-What should I avoid in P90X
I have had a bad lower back for years due to my job doing construction labor. I go to the Chiropractor often and I have an Inversion Table which I use daily. I started P90X last week(not my 1st time) I'm very familiar with the routines.

As of now, I skip pull-ups,Ab Ripper, and some of the advanced yoga. Anything that feels tweaky on my lumbar.

A couple of months ago I really injured my low back and I was laid up for a long time. I'm terrified of doing something to blow my back out again.

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.
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RE: Lower Back Pain-What should I avoid in P90X
1/20/13 5:16 PM as a reply to Subhuman.
Greetings!
I'm sorry to hear about your back pain, I hope it heals very quickly.
What do you think of a new program like Tai Cheng. The Tai Cheng video says it helps people with back problems as well. It might help you with strengthening.

In health

Coach
LKOFARRELL

Team Motivfit
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RE: Lower Back Pain-What should I avoid in P90X
1/20/13 6:38 PM as a reply to Subhuman.
Subhuman:
I have had a bad lower back for years due to my job doing construction labor. I go to the Chiropractor often and I have an Inversion Table which I use daily. I started P90X last week(not my 1st time) I'm very familiar with the routines.

As of now, I skip pull-ups,Ab Ripper, and some of the advanced yoga. Anything that feels tweaky on my lumbar.

A couple of months ago I really injured my low back and I was laid up for a long time. I'm terrified of doing something to blow my back out again.

Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.


Hey, I'm sorry about your back problems. A few years ago I threw a disc in my back out and I have never dealt with such pain in my life, to this day I am still aware that an injury like that could happen again and I watch how I feel and move during my workouts.

I've done P90X 3 times now. I agree with you cutting out anything that you feel tweeks your back at all and make sure to discuss your workout routine with your doctor.

Strengthening your back is very important, and I agree Tai Cheng may be a good way to slowly build the flexibility and strength in your back.

Working your arms, chest and legs with P90X (as long as it feels good) would be fine. Individual exercises on some DVD's may need to be avoided if you find some discomfort.

Coach Donna
Team Elite Home Fitness
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RE: Lower Back Pain-What should I avoid in P90X
1/21/13 1:07 AM as a reply to CoachDonna12.
I will have to look into this Tai Cheng. Thanks for the advice Coach Donna and LKOFARRELL.
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RE: Lower Back Pain-What should I avoid in P90X
1/21/13 3:48 AM as a reply to Subhuman.
Don't play around with back injuries and don't get medical advice on message boards from people you don't know and don't know you. I'm sure they are well intentioned, but go to a medical professional!
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