Jogging with a hollow back posture
A frequent cause of back pain: jogging with a hollow back posture. While jogging, the pelvis tilts forward, increasing the arch in the lumbar spine. This causes permanent strain on the muscles in the lower back – and tension and pain are pre-programmed.
Correct a hollow back with the towel exercise
Observation is key to solving the problem: am I aware that I have a hollow back? There’s an effective exercise for this called the “towel exercise”.
Perform: 1 minute, 2- 3 sequences
3 advantages of crossing:
- pelvis remains stable
- spine is straight and upright
- thoracic spine is free to move and rotates to the side
Perform: cross with the right leg for 30-60 seconds, then with the left.
It's essential to strengthen the core
A strong core is important for jogging. Professionals automatically integrate core training into their programme. And rightly so: it protects them from injury, overload and also specifically from adopting bad postures such as a hollow back when jogging. Additional core training therefore pays off.