Do you experience chronic lower back pain? The 3 main causes for back pain are: under-developed glutes, tight hamstrings and a weak core. These 3 exercises will attack these areas and help you build a stronger core to eliminate back pain.

BPI Sports’ National Sales Director, Whitney Reid (@whitneyreid33_fit) demonstrates…

1. Deficit Dead Lifts

4 sets/ 10 reps

2. Single Legged Deadlift (RDL)

3 sets/10 reps

3. Leg Raises

3 sets/10 reps

A few interesting facts about back pain:

-Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010.

-One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.2

-Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.

-Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.

-Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on back pain—and that’s just for the more easily identified costs.3

-Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in our lives.4

NOTE: All VIEWERS are advised to consult their physician before beginning any exercise and nutrition program. BPI and the contributors do not accept any responsibility for injury sustained as a result of following the advice or suggestions contained within the content of this VIDEO.

Whitney Reid – BPI Sports National Sales Director

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References:

1. Jensen M, Brant-Zawadzki M, Obuchowski N, et al. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Lumbar Spine in People Without Back Pain. N Engl J Med 1994; 331: 69-116.

2. Vallfors B. Acute, Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain: Clinical Symptoms, Absenteeism and Working Environment. Scan J Rehab Med Suppl 1985; 11: 1-98.

3. This total represents only the more readily identifiable costs for medical care, workers compensation payments and time lost from work. It does not include costs associated with lost personal income due to acquired physical limitation resulting from a back problem and lost employer productivity due to employee medical absence. In Project Briefs: Back Pain Patient Outcomes Assessment Team (BOAT). In MEDTEP Update, Vol. 1 Issue 1, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Rockville,

4. In Vallfors B, previously cited.

5. Time to recognize value of chiropractic care? Science and patient satisfaction surveys cite usefulness of spinal manipulation. Orthopedics Today 2003 Feb; 23(2):14-15.

6. Bigos S, Bowyer O, Braen G, et al. Acute Low Back Problems in Adults. Clinical Practice Guideline No.14. AHCPR Publication No. 95-0642. Rockville, MD: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, December, 1994.

7. Goodman D, Burke A, Livingston E. Low Back Pain. JAMA. 2013; 309(16):1738.