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Back Pain? Check Your Single Leg Strength.

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One of the most common problems we see in the gym is lower back pain. Not only is the pain bothersome, but it stops you from fully participating in the things you want to do.

For  many of us our back pain stems from overworked, tight muscles that sit all day instead of getting stretched. But for others, this low back pain stems from an imbalance in our lower body. In other words, one leg is stronger then the other and our low backs are compensating for the imbalance.

Single leg, or unilateral strength work is going to be important to decrease this imbalance. Give these things a try:

Split squats

Lunges

Front rack step ups 

Lateral box step ups

Single Leg Glute bridges

Single leg deadlifts

Unsure if you have a strength imbalance? Sign up now for a mobility and strength assessment with a coach! ($150 for a full comprehensive movement assessment and 1 month of corrective programming). Email Melissa now to get set up! (melissa@crossfitboomtown.com)