5 Amazing Workouts To Avoid With Lower Back Pain, Because We Know The Struggle Is Real

3.Lifting Weights Above Your Head


I know you might love working out that upper bod (anyone else think toned arms and shoulders are sexy AF?), but doing so could be compromising your lower back more than you realize.

Lifting weights over your head can lead to compression in your spine, causing a major flare-up in your already achy symptoms.

Try doing moves that stay below the head, like bicep curls and lateral raises. Anything that stays level with your heart will let you continue with your fitness goals, without aggravating your pissed off lumbar region.