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      AvatarChristopher Schwickrath

        I have been watching the videos and bought the book as
        well.  All of which are very informative.  My issue is in my lower back, right about at my
        sacrum.  I had a car wreck years ago and
        crushed my left leg, broke the pelvis too. 
        I had to give up lower body work as my left leg was not as strong and
        had issues squatting.  The issues I understand
        now may have been just as much a fault of not understanding proper form


        Whenever I try to work out my lower body, running, or weight
        lifting my lower back tightens up so my I have to lay down to try to stretch it
        out.  I went to my Orthopedic and was
        told the spine is fine, the issue is with the muscles on one side tightening to
        the point it makes one of my legs ½ inch shorty, causing my issues.  I was wondering what I could do to overcome
        this issue so I can start running again, and weight training my lower body as I
        am now in my late 40’s.



      • #72510

          The cause could be improper technique.
          If you don’t have the proper mechanics for running or for a certain lift this is causing the pain in your back.
          Have someone video you doing the movement so you acn see exactly what is going on.
          Seeing it adds another level of understanding to the movement pattern.
          Do you have tight areas/muscles in your lower body?

        • #72512
          AvatarChristopher Schwickrath

            Kaitlin, Thanks for the response,  You have a very good point about using video.  I have not run for over a year now, or worked out with weights for my lower body.  If I simply stand at the kitchen sink leaning slightly forward I have the issue of the muscles tightening up.

            As for other areas of tight muscles, I have been stretching my claves, hamstrings and quads for several months with no change.

            Thanks again

          • #72515

              If you are not seeing change then you are not going about it in the most effective way.
              Time to re evaluate and determine exactly where the restrictions occur.
              Sounds like you need to look at ankle mobility, heel cord, & achilles

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