back cracking on leg lifts/v-sits

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  1. njftw

    njftw New Member

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    When I hit abs and do leg lifts/v-sits or what-not, I can feel my lower back bones rubbing the fuck out of eachother... feels like a gear mechanism that is clicking like crazy on the way up.

    Know what I mean? Why would it be doing this?
     
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    i was just about to make this exact thread... it's been like that for as long as i can remember, but it only cracks when i bring my legs down (even if i'm just laying down flat and have my knees bent, when i straighten my legs, it pops)
     
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    ceaze had an explanation... back used to crack when bringing my legs down all my life but it doesn't happen any more
     
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    more info, sir!
     
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    LOL, thanks for the teaser man :o
     
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    i searched it for myself few months ago and couldn't find it... :o
     
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    :wtc:
     
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    paging Ceaze
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Actually my explanation was for a popping hip. But I would guess it's due to the fact that the psoas attaches on the lumbar spine. Maybe try the Thomas test to check the length of your hip flexors.
     
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    mine felt like it came from around L3 or L4... just a small "pop" during the downward motion on my right side (non dominant)

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    what's the thomas test?
     
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    I have a popping hip when I do leg lifts as well.
    It's not pleasant, but it doesn't exactly "hurt"
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    On that hamstring test I can only get to about 30degrees :o
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Nope I havent worked out legs in like a week half, bakers cyst ftl. I think I need to start doing some hamstring stretching
     
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    alright, how do i lengthen my hip flexors?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    To effectively stretch the psoas in the lunge position you need the spine to bend laterally with some twist and extension.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    what about hamstring stretches?
     
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    does that mean to lean to the side that has the knee up? (to the right in that picture)
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    yeah
     
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    nice, tried those twice per side for 10 second counts today... also did them with both arms raised... dunno if that makes any difference
     
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    awesome, will try tonight
     
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