Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Got Back Pain? Work It Out!

If you work out with the kind of intensity needed to build huge, strong muscles, you’ve probably had back pain at least once – after a set of heavy squats, deadlifts or barbell rows, for example. Usually, the advice is to rest until you feel better, but this may not be always best. Sometimes rest isn’t the best medicine.

Researchers have discovered that a great majority of people who get back pain get better sooner by continuing to work out hard on the rest of their body parts while also taking care to work around their back pain and going easier on their back workouts.

So here’s your FUSION FACTOID: When you get back pain, get back into the gym! Research proves that people who keep working get better faster – working out hard will stimulate your body to heal while keeping you big and strong!

- FUSION Research Team

Source: May S et al. Stabilisation exercises for low back pain: a systematic review. Physiotherapy. 2008;94:179–189.

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