I need a Torg-Over.
April 30, 2012 8:35 AM Subscribe
I have a bad back, which I think arises due to a combination of 1) weak core muscles; 2) extremely tight hamstrings; and 3) bad posture. I would be very grateful for any tips for addressing these issues.
posted by Admiral Haddock to Health & Fitness (27 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
1) Weak core. Looking to do some sit ups. Are those sit up tools (Ab Rollers, etc.) worthwhile? Any other exercises I can do?
2) Hamstrings. Super tight. I walk like Torgo
. I stretch my calves on the stairs at work, and I need to get more into floor stretches at home. Is there a particular timetable for getting the most benefit from stretching (i.e., stretch my hamstrings 2 minutes every hour or something)? Assisted stretching? Ballet bar? One of those Pro-Stretch
3) I slouch terribly--but not only that, I arch my lower back and tilt my pelvis at the same time. I end up contorted like a Rob Liefeld heroine. Short of wearing a corset, how do I stop?
Ow. Thanks for any help. I'd also love to hear success stories from anyone who stretched their way to a happy back!