Training around lower back pain

So you’ve made a choice to step up your exercise game, kitted out in your freshest activewear and made your way into your local gym. Session 1 done. Feeling great. The day after, feeling a bit sore… But that’s ok. You’re sticking to your new regime – Back to the gym you go…

Session 2 and feeling adventurous with the weights, and you decide to do some back squats with a weighted bar. Rep 4 and *ouch*…. ‘My back!’ A sharp piercing pain in your lower back – all for getting active you think!

Sound familiar? This example is a common presentation in the clinic.