“It can be advantageous to round your back out of choice, as long as it is done using a controlled degree of flexion and you maintain this throughout the lift. Build up your rounded back strength in a considered manner, in the knowledge that it plays a part in your sport and life, so when it happens you are prepared and ready for it. Think of it as the heavy duty weapon in your arsenal. A strong option that you only bring out when you need to, but when you do, you know how to handle it.”—Chet Morjaria for Breaking Muscle
“Athletes on the other hand are not sedentary, so why the lower back pain? Any weight-bearing sport or exercise that involves running, jumping, or rapid dynamic movements produces tension on the lower back. When these activities are repeated over time without properly stretching and releasing these tight muscles overuse injuries may occur.”—Julie Rader for Breaking Muscle
Workout of the Day
7 rounds for time of:
5 power cleans 135/95#
Post your scores to the Whiteboard.