For the first time in a very long time my lower back locked up on me on the plane coming back from a great FMS Advanced Corrective Exercise course in Minneapolis.
Just nice even muscle spasm across the lower back that had me hobbling yesterday but I am unwinding from it today.
Lots of Club Swinging, half-kneeling stretches and movement to unlock the hip flexors and get rid of the lower back spasm. Amazing how effective the Clubs and half kneeling work are for unlocking the body.
I am currently working on regaining some ranges of motion that have always been challenging for me (lower back and thorocolumbar fascia stuff) and sitting in a small seat shifted around reading etc... got me.
My lower back history is an interesting one (at least to me) - injured in high school (sophomore year), periodic back pain following that, ruptured disc 2003 (bad back squat attempt) with microlaminectomy later that year, but have been really successful since then. My back did spasm on me a bit during my hospital stay in early December 2009 (nothing like sleeping in a hospital bed to get those hip flexors to lock down) but that was just a couple of days. This is just a reminder that I have a history there and it can on occasion jump up and bite me a bit.
Feeling better by the hour and will be back to some bodyweight and light KB work this week.