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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.
This Strength and Conditioning Certification from ISSA gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in strength and conditioning, whether it be in the gym or outside on the field or court, with a team or an individual.
I am so overly emotional and proud that throughout these last 12 weeks of insane studies and working all the time; I finished. I can't wait to see how ISSA helps me better myself and everyone around me.
I had taken one or two other courses by different organizations before and they were nowhere near as thorough and in-depth as this one.
The ISSA gave me a great knowledge of fitness programming, movement screening and nutrition.
There is so much that I have learned in my studies, and it will be an honor and a privilege to impart this knowledge to my fellow Seniors.
This has changed my perspective on what needs to be done to compete and win!
What I loved most was the final exam not just a multiple choice exam but an exam that made me think, challenged me, but also had me prove myself from a practical stand point!
I've found ISSA's to be the most qualified, useful AND helpful certifications in the business.
Fitness is very important to me, and getting the certification makes that better.
ISSA has helped make my dreams com true of being a personal trainer and helping people become better versions of themselves.
ISSA has brought a strong root into my life that keeps leading me towards success.
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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