The easy way to injure your back

You might remember a couple of weeks ago I spoke about the importance of getting the inner core working

 

Or the reactive core

 

The deep muscles that work to help pretty much all movement

 

And importantly for fast bowlers, in a world where lumbar stress fractures are so common place, they help to protect and stablise the spine

 

Well we want to dive a little deeper into for you today

 

There is a great graphic (attached) to help show you the importance of actually fixing and making sure it is working well from the inside rather than try and force it into a position that might look good on the eye but in reality could be having a very detrimental effect

 

Have a look at the picture, it depicts the inner core as a pressurised canister

 

You’ve got the diaphragm at the top under the ribs, the pelvic floor muscles at the bottom, and in the middle the TVA and multifidus

 

What the picture is showing is when that inner core is working together and when its not

 

So when its not, its saying the canister is leaking (on the right)

 

When its leaking you can see the lower back is in extension (a killer for fast bowlers), the diaphragm is looking like you’re taking chest breaths instead of belly and the pelvic floor is off because of the anterior tilt and extension

 

Now this is a common thing you will see in fast bowlers, and lots of people

 

The critical thing for me here is to delve into it and change it from leaking to pressurised through corrective work

 

What we need to avoid is just taking that tilt and using external forces to push you back upright

 

When you do that you aren’t getting rid of the problem youre just trying to hide it, so it might look like the anterior tilt has gone but you’ve just forced it into a higher position

 

And when you load it guess what

 

Problems…

 

Pelvis injuries, groins, hamstrings and most damaging of all stress fractures

 

This is why it’s so crucial to take the time and get the canister pressurised

 

Get the inner core working as it should, it will give so much more power

 

Clean up that pelvis and diaphragm and it will make a hell of a difference

 

Yes the exercises aren’t as sexy as lifting heavy and sprinting

 

But it might well help you do those later on a lot better

 

And keep you on the park and performing even better

 

Which is what you want right?

 

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See you in there

 

Dewsy