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In most fitness programs, athletic training programs, and in medical practice, lower back muscles are thought to be strong and tight. Why? Because humans maintain an erect body position and perform activities in the upright position. The common recommendation is to stretch the lower back muscles and strengthen the abdominals. As a result, most attention in all three fields has been on strengthening the abdominals while basically ignoring or stretching the lower back muscles.
Unfortunately, over 80% of the population suffers from back pain or will experience other back problems at some time in their lives. Back problems are one of the costliest medical expenses for most big companies, and have ended the careers of many competitive athletes.
As we know with other body parts, strengthening the muscles, ligaments, and tendons around a joint relates to injury prevention. Strengthening the muscles and connective tissues leads to better sports performances and improved ability to carry out everyday tasks. Therefore, it is a must to strengthen the lower back muscles that play the major role in holding the spine in proper alignment, the vertebrae in place, and for withstanding pressure on the discs. The muscles much be strengthened, not only in a static position where they play a major role in stabilization, but also dynamically through the full range of motion (ROM). Most injuries to the spine occur when the spine is flexed, or flexed and twisted, not in its normal curvature.
This course is designed to help you learn about the major muscles of the lower back, and how to strengthen and stretch them in a safe and effective manner so body movements become more effective and safer.
Features online enrollment, online exam and instant grading. Optional automatic online certificate. Paper certificate mailed within ten days of passing online exam.
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With the knowledge, I've gained from the program. I feel confident to go into the work as a personal trainer now, and to start this phase in my life.
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Thank you once again to the staff at ISSA for giving me this opportunity to enroll into your program and making me feel welcome. I can't wait to take you guys on my next fitness journey in life!
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Omar A. Mahgoub
The program is organized, well-priced, and super informative. It took me only four months to complete my certification.
If it weren’t for my injury, or my struggle with weight when I was younger I wouldn’t have the passion and excitement for fitness I do now! I’m so excited for what the future holds due to this program!
The ISSA Personal Trainer course explained every chapter very clearly and covered so many areas of health, nutrition, and fitness.
My ISSA certifications as a Fitness Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Strength and Conditioning Specialist has really propelled my career to where it is today.
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