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Fantasyfan882017Fantasyfan882017 Member Posts: 13 Member Member Posts: 13 Member
Can anyone recommend any exercises to strengthen lower back ? I have just joined the gym after not exercising for years, other than walking and have some low back pain.

I also seam to have clicky hips which can cramp when lifted to the side so if anyone can recommend specific exercises to help that too I would very much appreciate it 🙂
edited July 2019


  • CherimooseCherimoose Member Posts: 5,140 Member Member Posts: 5,140 Member
    Back pain could be a lot of things and not always fixable with back exercises. It could incorrect form, doing too much too soon, not contracting your abs properly, or the wrong exercises. What specifically is your strength and cardio routine?
  • LyndaBSSLyndaBSS Member, Premium Posts: 6,988 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,988 Member
    As someone who's had multiple joint replacement surgeries, your clicky hips sounds like arthritis to me. My knees and hips made that type of sound and it ended up being osteoarthritis.
  • heybalesheybales Member Posts: 17,604 Member Member Posts: 17,604 Member
    Under whatever section to use what your gym has. Under bodyweight perhaps for starters.
    Observe the form as commented.

    And sometimes the lower back hurts because your core and front aren't strong giving bad posture.
  • Fantasyfan882017Fantasyfan882017 Member Posts: 13 Member Member Posts: 13 Member
    I only just went today for the first time. I plan on doing a a mix of cardio on the machines and weights to strengthen as well. I want to work up to doing fitness classes. I have had low back pain on and of for 5 years now after having my kids.
  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Member Posts: 9,789 Member Member Posts: 9,789 Member
    Does your gym have recumbent bikes? Won't fix your hips, but it's probably a form of cardio that won't irritate them either.
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