(Un)important back. Alexander Lyadov

(Un)important back. Alexander Lyadov

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(Un)important back


How much time do you spend glued to a desk?

I can’t manage less than 8-10 hours a day.

Unfortunately, such work comes at a cost—a nasty pain in the back.

I’m not alone. 5 out of 10 working adults endure back pain each year. It’s the “popular” reason for chronic pain and the top cause of missed work and disability.

Recently, I had enough. I decided to toughen up my back.

Unlike past futile attempts, here’s what I do now:

Dedicated workouts for the problem area (lower back).

Exercise at least 3-4 times a week.

Invested in a program from orthopedists who fixed my “wrestler’s elbow.”

Thanks to the struggle and kettlebells, I thought I was no slouch. But some exercises I couldn’t do at first. Give a shot to, say, Side Plank Thruster, 3-4 sets for 1 minute each.

Turns out, some of my muscles are embarrassingly weak. They seem unimportant because they don’t stand out like shoulders, chest, or biceps.

The irony is that the stability of your back depends on these inconspicuous muscles. Hence, everything else:

Confidence in daily tasks with a load,

Explosive strength, and mobility,

No missed workouts,

High productivity,

Quality of life, etc.

Truth often hides where we least expect it.

Alexander Lyadov

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