Hey Guys question on:
I have a few clients whom have bad lower backs, I’m looking into what causes them to have that problem, how long it’s been bothering them etc. In the mean time i’m staying away from compound exercises that may stress that area and make it even worse.
What do other trainers do when faced with similar tasks?
I suggest stretching for better full ROM, maybe even trying to take some SIMPLE yoga moves and applying them correctly. Also, find some good ROM tests for the hip flexors and lower back to further evaluate. Involve a stability ball for crunches, flyes, etc. stability balls can be great for taking off back strain. However, you might still be able to do compound moves such as DB Rows using an incline bench. Like you said, it’s improtant to find out what causes their back problems, if it’s skeletal or obesity or just plain no lower back strength. In any case, seek advice if you’re not 100% confident about what you’re doing.