help with running -lower back pain-

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  1. BlackdeathM3

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    I am wanting to get back in shape. I figure I am just going to start jogging/running 3 times a week and eat better for a start. Once I drop some weight, then I am going to hit the gym.

    My question is, everytime I run, I get really bad lower back pain. I am not even winded/legs hurting or anything, but i am ready to stop because it hurts so much in my lower back.

    Anybody else get this? Is there some kind of belt I could wear, like a lifting weight belt to help the pain not happen? I try to stretch the hell out of my back before I run too, but never seems to help.

    any help will be appreciated. thanks. :wiggle:
     
  2. Germaine

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    Try stretching your hip flexors... and glutes..
    Cover all bases.. stretch your abs, sides, quads, hammies, calves and the often overlooked ITB band.
     
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    lol, well i can't see my abs to tell you if they are even still there
     
  4. MaineSucks

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    its from being out of shape... warm up, jog, stretch.

    work thru it
     
  5. Buzz Killington

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    Before doing anything else, have you confirmed with a doc that you don't have a disc problem? I would be really leery of doing anything until you have isolated the source.
     
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    work on your hamstring and hip flexibility.
     
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    depending on where you're starting from, you might want to begin with a couple weeks of walking hills at a fast pace. jogging/running is pretty high-impact, and it sounds like you haven't got a lot of the ancilliary support muscles/tendons in good enough shape to support it.

    I always got terrible shin splints until after a month and a half of this.
     
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    How much do you weigh?

    If you are significantly overweight or just plain heavy anyways, I woudln't recommend running right off the bat. Go start lifting and do lower-impact cardio.
     
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    about 275, hair over 6'. I am muscular, under all the fat somewhere, lol. I was planning on walking for a while first, say couple of weeks, and slowly turning into jogging.
     
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    Go to a gym and get on an elliptical - low impact, good calorie burning.
     
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    Yeah, I'd skip the running for now. Start lifting; you shouldn't wait to be leaner to do that, you want to keep the muscle you do have. Low-impact cardio, lifting and attention to diet :wavey:
     
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    well, I was looking at running as it was free. guess I need to get my $$ straight and join a gym
     
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    You should pry check with a doctor. I got some nasty lower back pain after running 4 times a week for a month. Turns out my lower back doesn't have as much curvature as it's supposed to, so everytime I run, my lower back jams down on itself a little more than it's supposed to.
     
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    how is your posture when you run? the pain is probably due ot over/under lower lumbar curve as well as weak supporting muscles. alot of women with big breasts suffer lower back pain. i'm not saying ou have man boobs, but perhaps your front half is on the heavier side. i have no idea what you really look like i'm just throwing ideas out.

    i would probably look into what proper curve is, as well as strengthen your core muscles all around (abdominal, oblique, spinal erectors) so that you can maintain that proper curve.
     
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    I've never seen a guy with man boobs big enough to throw his lower back out of line :rofl: not saying your whole point isn't right on, but that image made me laugh.
     
  16. Skeletor

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    :werd: hard on the joints and also hard on the heart, especially if you aren't conditioned yet.



    Bike riding, swimming, and uphill walking is a great place to go. Even then I might just walk a few miles on a flat path every day for a while before going to those.
     
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    sorting out your diet is free...treat that as your 1st priority.
     
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    make sure you are wearing the right shoes. Find a good running shoe place, have them watch the way you walk, and they're recommend shoes. It fixed my shin splint problem.
     
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    thanks for the advice guys. I guess I am going to start walking and riding. then move onto other things. as well as change my diet.

    is there a website that gives you ideas on what to eat everyday? I really don't eat a lot or snack a lot, but all I ever get time for is fastfood. I know, I know, bad, but I need quick meals. And I would have to plan to eat out everyday for lunch. I try to get the better things on the menu, but it seems even the fucking salads at places are bad for you.
     
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    fitday.com
     
  21. Elfling

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    Fitday doesn' tell you what to eat though. Look at the stickies, Black.
     
  22. Elfling

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    Or scratch that, we don't really have a dieting sticky do we?
     
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