Preventing Lower Back Injuries with Hip Extensors Training

Effects of a Hip Extensors Program on Lower Back Injuries.

Clinical experience has shown me the importance of in-season strength training for athletes, and scientists from Spain and New Zealand reach the same conclusion.

Researchers focused their efforts on finding out the effects of injury incidence by strengthening the gluteal muscles twice per week during the competitive season.

They found that compared to the previous season where no strength training was performed, the incidence of lower back injuries significantly decreased and also the number of absent days of the athletes decreased for all types of injuries.

In conclusion, in-season strength training is a very important tool in order to prevent injuries in athletes.



J Strength Cond Res. 2021 Jun 1;35(6):1593-1598. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003620.

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