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Old 10-05-2010, 07:17 AM   #1
Kyle Corbin
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My back attacked me yesterday (or did I attack it?)

Yesterday we did 3 rounds 500m row, 21 kbs (70#), and 400m run.

On the third round when I went for my run, my lower back suddenly felt like it had cought on fire. It was one of the most painful things I can ever remember. It got very tight, almost took my breath, and made it impossible to run. It was all I could do to not fall to my knees and crawl the last 400 meters. When I finally limped back, I fell down and lay there for about 10 minutes until the pain went away and I could walk again. What happened?

I'm not that old, I'm 28 and in pretty good shape these days. I've been doing crossfit for about a year. I think 70# kbs are maybe a little too heavy for me. Maybe I have weak hips or bad form? I've felt some pain in my lower back before (deadlifts, squats), but never like this, this was excruciating.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:05 AM   #2
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Re: My back attacked me yesterday (or did I attack it?)

I would go see someone who can evaulate you for some kind of spinal pathology.......'Excruciating' pain usually points towards something a bit more than a strain.

It may be an easy remedy, but its best to play it safe with the back-
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:42 AM   #3
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Re: My back attacked me yesterday (or did I attack it?)

I agree play it safe with your back, what I can say from expierence is KBS using the rigid style (CF style) puts tremoundous pressures on the lower back and is not very effeicient, Russian Grievieks (KB sport) only use Fluid style in there training and helps elivate alot of pressure off of the lower back.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:55 AM   #4
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Re: My back attacked me yesterday (or did I attack it?)

Check your hip mobility.,.. possibly your ankles as well.

usually increased mobility in the back can lead to spasms... mostly due to decreased mobility in hips and ankles, especially if your r unning technique is poor.

I would still get it checked by a professional though.

these may help for mobility etc assessments wfs
http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2009/1...-dysfunctions/
http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2010/0...ur-lower-back/
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:17 PM   #5
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Re: My back attacked me yesterday (or did I attack it?)

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Check your hip mobility.,.. possibly your ankles as well.

usually increased mobility in the back can lead to spasms... mostly due to decreased mobility in hips and ankles, especially if your r unning technique is poor.

I would still get it checked by a professional though.

these may help for mobility etc assessments wfs
http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2009/1...-dysfunctions/
http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2010/0...ur-lower-back/
Thanks a lot for the links. I'm pretty sure I have an SI problem that could be part of it. I'm also pretty sure my hip mobility is horrible.
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