How to get rid of a stiff lower back after a workout?

5 posts | Original | Recent
 
Image_thumb
40 Posts
Oct 8, 2014 4:18pm
via Android

My back really become stiff after cardio and HIIT workouts. How can i prevent it?

09 Oct
10-15 minutes of different yoga stretches work like a charm!
07 Sep
I would suggest some simple back stretches before and after the workout and make sure you are wearing the appropriate shoes and are working out on a mat.
Icon_missing_thumb
83 Posts
Oct 8, 2014 4:22pm
via Android

I would suggest buying a foam roller. They are 15 dollars on amazon.com and roll out your back before and after runs.

08 Oct
I approve this advice!
10 Oct
As do i.... Love the roller!
10561700_837455016265133_4280846780239572613_n_thumb
1 Post
Oct 8, 2014 5:18pm
via Android

Hi I have the same problem you do.  I use the horse at the gym. You hang over the front legs braced and go up into arch  a good 15 reps if you can.

08 Oct
Often low back pain like this can be from your legs actually. There is a yoga pose called the reverse pigeon (funny name). It stretches the muscle the goes from your lower back through the hip and down the back of the leg. It is pulling down on your back when it cools down this is causing the pain in the back. More core strength is the long term solution.
Icon_missing_thumb
8 Posts
Oct 9, 2014 2:44pm
via iOS
Yoga, cat cow, does wonders for my lower back.
11701027_965677496829238_5075183995066132653_n_thumb
2 Posts
Sep 7, 2015 9:21pm
via Android

I have a bulging disc, any recs on good, safe workouts?

Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Welcome Wagon

6,182 topics, 38,203 posts

Motivation & Support

8,525 topics, 41,858 posts

App Updates

4 topics, 29 posts

Ask the Pros

701 topics, 1,791 posts

Workouts and Programs

2,871 topics, 12,161 posts

Trainer Tools

3 topics, 13 posts

Featured Training Programs

March Madness

March Madness

Intense Time 2 Weeks
At-Home Bootcamp

At-Home Bootcamp

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
Weight Loss 1

Weight Loss 1

Casual Time 4 Weeks
Kettlebell: Stabilize

Kettlebell: Stabilize

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Cross Training with Yoga

Cross Training with Yoga

Intense Time 4 Weeks
Lose It. Tone It!

Lose It. Tone It!

Casual Time 4 Weeks

Featured Workouts

Muscle Into Spring

Muscle Into Spring

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 16 mins  
Full Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Dumbbell
Cardio Keen

Cardio Keen

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 13 mins  
Lower Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Cardio Machine
Leg Blaster

Leg Blaster

Intense Ic_time_32x32 15 mins  
Lower Body  
All About Balance

All About Balance

Casual Ic_time_32x32 12 mins  
Legs  
Off The Wall

Off The Wall

Casual Ic_time_32x32 7 mins  
Full Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Wall
Body Weight Tabata

Body Weight Tabata

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 16 mins  
Full Body