Description: An overwhelming percentage of our population either has experienced or will experience lower back pain at some point in their exercise program. Therefore, it is not only recommended but mandatory that today’s fitness professional understands the bio-mechanical mechanisms of the lower spine, the situations and conditions that commonly lead to back pain, and the safe programming for the maintenance and/or prevention of low back pain in his/her clientele.
Learning Objectives: The fitness professional will be able to recognize the bio-mechanical mechanisms that commonly lead to low back pain. The fitness professional will be able to recognize commonly used exercises that may contribute to low back problems, as well as better exercise options to help manage current back pain and reduce the risk of future dysfunctions. The fitness professional will understand correct programming sequence to illicit optimal low back health and performance.