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Old 07-12-2009, 11:27 PM   #1
Christopher Blair Sylvester
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mid back looseness

i was reading through the posts about low/ mid back injuries and couldnt find anything comparable to mine. its not really an injury. it feels more like loose ligaments. theres a point in my lower/ mid back that feels like is taking the brunt of my back extension. almost like a hinge point and at maximum extension it feels like the two vertebrae centered on this hinge point are pressing into one another. there is no pain associated. more of a funny loose hyperflexible feeling. i feel it most on wall walking backbends and GHD situps. any ideas what i could do to fix this? thanks in advance for any advice
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:53 AM   #2
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Re: mid back looseness

Hey Christopher,

I believe I recently had a similar injury(or at least - it set me up for injury).

During a push press I accidentally leaned back too far, causing my upper back(thoracic spine)to hyper extend, leading to problems I'm still dealing with now, 5 months later.

Focus on flexing your glutes when you press or during other exercises, and try to strengthen your upper back through things like face pulls, horizontal rowing, etc ... this helps.

Other that, don't worry about it if it doesn't bother you, but be weary.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:28 AM   #3
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Re: mid back looseness

thanks for the advice burt. i spoke with some friends who practice yoga. from what they say this is very common in yoga. they are saying the apex of my backbend or extension is too high and that i need to focus on bringing the apex of extension alot closer to the pelvis. they didnt have any real advice on how to accomplish this however. anyone else familiar with this and know of ways to resolve it?
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