Anglers spend plenty of time on their feet, maintaining balance from both the shore and in the water and this puts strain on the lower back.
About 75% to 85% of people experience lower back pain at some point of time in their life. The most common area of back pain is the lumbar region of the spine. This is the region that bears most of the body weight and many doctors and chiropractors will tell you that as well as the human body is designed, the lower back is an area of flawed construction.
Sudden twisting and bending can easily cause injury to the back and severe pain. Back pain also occurs when the muscles get stiff because of poor posture or sitting for long periods of time. Back exercise stretches the stiff muscles to provide relief.
Whether you already suffer from lower back pain or not, back exercise stretches focused on the muscles of the lower back helps bring relief to back pain caused by over-stressed back muscles and prevents potential strains.
Back exercise stretches need to be performed slowly in a controlled manner. The exercise routine that you follow should start gently, and gradually and build over a period of a few weeks. You could cause more harm than good if you rush through a stretching exercise.
Exercise stretches the muscles, ligaments and tendons in the area surrounding the back. The muscles and tendons associated with the spine are designed for movement. Hence, they need to be stretched everyday to perform optimally. The hamstring muscles are an important factor in back pain problems. Most people with back pain have stiff hamstring muscles.
Here are some great, easy stretches that will help prevent back injury and work to strengthen your core presented by HASfit Motivation.