anyone heard of lumbar lordosis?

  • thatdudechris

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    Jun 04, 2014 5:36 AM GMT
    Anyone heard of this self inflicted back problem? it comes from being sedentary (sitting alot) . I'm into week four of my workout routine and i can see small improvement in my looks but i've noticed my back hasnt gotten any straighter. it makes my butt stick out. Ugh haha.

    Arent hyper extensions and straight leg deadlift supposed to help with back muscle development and overall better posture? I'd like my back to be straigher and less arch. i was doing some research (thanks dr. google) and i found some youtube videos of people who do these stretches. they say it makes the problem go away since its bought upon bad habits. but i've been doing them for a week and havent seen improvement. anyone else have this problem?

    alternate name is hyper-lordosis
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    Jun 04, 2014 5:44 AM GMT
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    Jun 04, 2014 5:52 AM GMT
    never heard of it, butt we love bubble butt



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    Jun 04, 2014 5:56 AM GMT
    scruffLA said
    never heard of it, butt we love bubble butt



    I wish I could fill out pants like this icon_lol.gif

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    Ugh! thats exactly how mine looks!!! and i'm a bottom. But I think it makes me look weird haha especially when im wearing shorts. if im sitting down and then get up the back of my shirt just sits atop and i have to pull it down. Its not to noticeable but its apparent when im not wearing clothes or am walking without a shirt (such as by the swimming pool)!
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    Jun 04, 2014 6:06 AM GMT
    thatdudechris said
    scruffLA said
    never heard of it, butt we love bubble butt



    I wish I could fill out pants like this icon_lol.gif

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSWFhqgjAVViJymAVQKiXa


    Ugh! thats exactly how mine looks!!! and i'm a bottom. But I think it makes me look weird haha especially when im wearing shorts. if im sitting down and then get up the back of my shirt just sits atop and i have to pull it down. Its not to noticeable but its apparent when im not wearing clothes or am walking without a shirt (such as by the swimming pool)!



    unless you're less than 5'5" tall, you have what most guys want, bubble butt with no effort, don't worry, be happy icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 05, 2014 5:17 AM GMT
    The lumbar spine has a natural curve to it. If you take a profile (side) view of the body, the lower back curves in slightly. This is natural and the curve is called lordosis. Now, when you have hyperlordosis, or too much lordosis, that's when that curve is accentuated and is causing you problems.

    This could be due to a bunch of things:

    -Overly tight hip flexors. These guys attach to the lumbar vertebrae. So, when they're tight, they tend to pull on the lumbar spine, causing it to curve even more.

    -Tightness of the anterior thigh muscles. These can pull and tilt the pelvis anteriorly, which creates a greater lordosis in the lumbar spine.

    -Tightness of erector spinae muscles. Pulls the pelvis into an anterior tilt also.

    -Weak posterior chain muscles, e.g. glutes and hammies. These muscles attach to the back of the pelvis. These muscles work to help rotate the pelvis backward, which results in the relative flexion (moving towards less lordosis) of the lumbar spine

    -Weak abdominals. If these are weak, too then the pelvis will tend to tilt anteriorly.

    -A combo of all the above. Most likely.

    -Or you're naturally postured like that because of your bony alignment. It's not always "self-inflicted).

    If it's something more muscular and soft tissue-related (the combo), then stretches for the hip flexors and back extensors, strengthening exercises of the abdominals (not just the "six pack", but also the transverse abdominals and obliques) and glutes/hammies, posterior pelvic tilt exercises, and mindfulness of posture during the whole day (whether it be walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, etc.) should help.
  • thatdudechris

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    Jun 06, 2014 5:27 PM GMT
    Very knowledgeable answer yoursweetguy. Thanks! I hope its muscle and tissue related!! I'm going to keep doing the stretches for another 3 weeks and see if there is improvement.