One of the main reasons why the excellent reviews of the How Osteopathic Clinic Edinburgh are so genuine, realistic and charming is thanks to the years of research carried out by Medical Researcher Stuart McGill
I am delighted to see that now Stuart McGill has now some excellent videos on how you can seriously damage your back with excessive exercises on gym equipment (if you wish) or how to exercise safely.
As Stuart says most people will suffer from some back pain at time in their lives
Please look and understand this excellent video One has to keep the spine stiff rather than increase the range of movement as this causes damage on the muscles ligaments and lumbar vertebrae which in turn causes chronic inflammation and long term pain. The wrong movements abuse the back and increase your chronic pain. Prolonged sitting makes your back muscles weak and much more prone to back injury which is why long term back pain in on the increase.
Here is another of Stuart McGill`s videos discussing on how to train you core properly. The problem is that all those abdominal curls, bending and twisting rubs presses on the delicate joint facets and their surrounding tissues, leading to increased mechanical inflammation. So you can strengthen your core abdominal muscles which is wonderful if you are young and no mechanical wear and tear in your joint facets however if you are using those weight bearing vibroplates your are vibrating your worn out joints together, increasing the risk of inflammation and Osteoarthritic changes, irritating your vertebral ligaments and potentially causing a great deal more long term harm
Mark Comerford has been researching with his team and they have produced a new much safer more efficient series of core exercises are simple quick and effective and can be done in a few minutes at home.