Atlanta Multisports Magazine Issue No 3 - Page 60

Core Strength: 3 Exercises Your Back Needs to Stay Pain Free. Having low back pain can be frustrating and demoralizing, since it can stop all activity in its tracks and bringing our gains to a grinding halt. It can affect everybody, from weekend warriors to elite athletes. Even a professional athlete like Tiger Woods withdrew from a golf tournament in February of this year with chronic low back pain. To limit injury, we need to take the correct steps to try to prevent these injuries before we are put on the disabled list. Low back pain is one of the most common reasons to visit a physician. The numbers are staggering, as an estimated $86 billion is spent per year in treating this condition. Approximately 80% of the population will have at least one episode of low back pain and it’s estimated that up to 90% will have a recurrence in the following 12 months. Triathlon and running season is beginning to pick up steam as we head into the Spring. Now is the time where we need to make sure our core strength has rebounded from the joyous glutton of the holiday season. Keeping your core strong will help maximize every crucial moment of training. Developing a

Norman T, Eng Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist