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Weight Lifting Judo & Back Pain

Weight Lifting Judo and Back Pain

Whether doing weights in preparation for Judo contest (Shiai) or any form of contest or even just reps for fitness, many think there is a correlation between weight lifting and back pain. But the opposite is true in many cases as well.

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The stronger your back is, the less back pain you will have typically. When you have a weak back or weak abdominal muscles, you are more prone to back issues because they affect your posture. Poor posture causes chronic back pain. Therefore, if you want to reduce back pain, start strengthening your back and core muscles.

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Key Takeaways:

  • Many people don't believe it but weight lifting and strength exercises can actually lower the risk of back pain.
  • Back muscles help to keep your spine moving correctly and a weak back makes you more prone to strains.
  • When you strengthen your back you increase your muscle tone and also teach your body, proper mechanics.

"You can also work with physical therapists. They can develop a customized weight lifting program for good back health and prescribe specific exercises to reduce your pain."

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