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2004/01/16 22:33:11 (permalink)

when running ....

i have just taken up running again after a long lay off as a form of cardio whilst on a mass routine, but am getting lower back aches during the run ( on a treadmill ). i am fine when rowing or cycling but also get a slight discomfort when on the cross trainer . has anyone else experienced this ?? could it just be down to the fact that i haven't ran ( or done any cardio ) in a while ? I may just stick to cycling and rowing though feel that running is the better form of cardio

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    RE: when running .... 2004/01/16 23:56:48 (permalink)
    I remember having back ache when I returned to running many years ago mate. It should go given time.

    If it doesn't go away consult a doctor but personally I think it should go as your body adapts to the running.
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    RE: when running .... 2004/01/20 19:14:21 (permalink)
    I've recently started running again after a long lay-off and I experience the same thing. Don't think it's a problem tho as it's muscular pain.

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    RE: when running .... 2004/01/22 16:53:40 (permalink)
    It can sometimes be caused by having slightly weak lower abs. Work on lower ab strength and train the back extensors too. This may help.
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    RE: when running .... 2004/01/23 20:49:24 (permalink)
    i used to get this also, it really should go away during time, it might also be the fact you are holding a fair amount of water.
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    RE: when running .... 2004/01/24 00:03:58 (permalink)
    Personally two things I wouldn't take any risks with are my knees and my back.

    If you enjoy running and want to continue doing it, I suggest you visit a sports injury specialist privately. It will cost you approx £30 for a 30 min consultation which is less than you would spend on a night out, and could save you years of agony and discomfort ahead, and at worst will give you peace of mind that you are fine, and have no problems, but coming from an expect who has examined you, rather than from a few non-experts being helpfull on a message board!
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