22 Jun '12, 2pm

Running and back pain: our sports doc's take. #runningtips

I’m trying to get back into running as a 44 year old. I used to run middle distances during high school and college, but have been off and on with my running since then. I frequently get injured, so I don’t run as much as I would like. I injured my back 10 years ago and recently started running again. I’ve been doing workouts in the gym (20 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes on the treadmill) but when I bumped up both by 10 minutes the other day, my back was in so much pain the next day I had to rehab for a couple days. What can I do to help my situation and my back? I love to run and don’t want to give it up. Anthony O. Anthony, You have a common problem found in people who are trying to get back to or start running; accelerating the exercise program without a proper strength and fitness base. Running requires good core strength to support the forces transmitted thr...

Full article: http://sportsdoc.runnersworld.com/2012/06/back-pain-after...

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