What kind of limtations do you have when working? Lack of space or embarassment? When i get really achey in my lower back from sitting down all day one move that helps to relieve the tension is to work through a few gentle reps of the cat camel. Also, i forget what it’s called, but the bulgarian split squat stretch where you rest your back knee on the floor.[/quote]
It’s mostly the embarrassment factor. I got “caught” so to speak laying on the ground doing some stretches one time and it just makes me look like a weird mofo, which I’d rather not have to deal with. I have plenty of space and even my own office, but there’s a window in my office both to the street below and to the hallway, so passersby can see what I’m doing even with the door shut.
For those with similar pain to mine check out the article “Making Gains With Pain” by Nick Tumminello https://www.tmuscle.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_repair/making_gains_with_pain
One thing that I hope to help me the most is that I’m going to start doing soft tissue quality work as often as possible as well as the mobility moves. I recently got the “Total Body Package” from Trigger Point Performance http://www.tptherapy.com/ So far it is amazing.
Typical static stretches don’t seem to be the answer for my hamstring and psoas inflexibility (which seems to be causing the pain), but they do provide immediate relief. Hopefully the combo of the maneuvers above combined with additional stretches and lots of daily soft tissue work will bring relief.
I have mad Type 2 pain [quote]associated with low-load activities. A lifter with Type 2 pain might be able to squat a house without flinching, but if he has to stand for a half an hour or sit in a movie theater for any length of time, his knees get stiff and achy.[/quote]
Right now I have pretty much constant pain that requires me to readjust my position almost every 5 seconds. I hope I can stay accountable for my stretching and soft tissue work so that this pain can be in my past for good. I know it will also help me drastically with my deadlift and squat form.