running/back pains

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by deuce4stryker, Mar 10, 2006.

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  1. Hi guys,
    ive just started running quite recently. my problem is, i always feel some pains around my back side when im running.does anyone else experience this?is it because i dont warm up my legs properly or my running position isnt good?any advice.cheers

  2. try warming up then really stretching your hamstrings.
  3. Deuce,

    Had the same problem when I started running, pain in the lower back. Was out running with an experienced runner one day who was running a few feet behind me, when we had finished the run he told me I needed a new pair of trainers as I was turning in on my feet. He told me to go along to a specialist running shop to get a decent pair of trainers. I had been runing in bog standard off the shelf running shoes. Since I got a new pair which suited my running style have never had any problems.

    Find a good shop that deals with athletes, do a google search to find one around your area. They will take a look at your running style etc. and advise on the type of running shoe you need, it's worth it in the end even if you have to pay a little bit more for some good runners.
  4. you might also get these pains if you are carrying a bit of extra beer belly.

    i know i used to ;) before i became a sculpted adonis
  5. Good advice from 2bish. Its the best way to do it. If you can't get to a specialist shop then you could go to the Runnersworld website and if you have a hunt around it will tell you how to find out which type of trainers suit you and recommend some.
    Also on the Asics website they have a Shoe Advisor but obviously it only recommends Asics.
  6. cheer guys,i think it could be the trainers because i find it a little bit hard controlling my steps.
    i'll get a new pair from the running shop.thanks

  7. all sound advice there fellas

    its worth going to see a sports injury physio and have yourself assessed - it could be your trainers, or it could be the 'style' in which you run!

    Spending as much as you can on a good pair of cross trainers may not cure your ills - get a good physical check up by a specialist - my problem was corrected by the simple insertion of heal raises

    good luck