Gut Binder or compression band

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning' started by Glock!9, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Glock!9

    Glock!9

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    I am 5'6 270ish....
    I was about 200 4 years ago and felt great, I have a very athletic background but am pretty sedentary now. The majority of the weight is in my gut. I have a lot of lower back pain/cramping and tightening when I do any exercise including walking. I really need to drop some pounds. My plan is to lower my over all food intake with smaller portions, drink less alcohol and soda and walk a few miles a day. Do the stomach binders or compression shirts/band help with posture and back pain?
    I found these searching...
    Any ideas/help?
    http://www.spanx.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=11530461&cp=4016113
     
  2. 4Rules

    4Rules

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    I am a believer in [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TkiDNqYuKg"]chiropractic[/ame]. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TkiDNqYuKg>

    Dr. Ho's belt has good reviews. <http://www.drhonow.com/product/decompression-belt.php>
     

  3. Green_Manelishi

    Green_Manelishi Knicker Knotter

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    Check your shoes. Lack of support will cause back ache PDQ. I know when my shoes need to be replaced; my back aches when I wear them.
     
  4. Paul53

    Paul53 You local friendly Skynet dealer

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    Hospital I worked at issued every employee an elastic back brace and we were required to wear them. Before a year was done, they took them all away due to a dramatic INCREASE in back injuries. Thier conclusion was that relying on the braces let peoples back muscles get weaker, making us more injury prone.

    Let's hear it for the law of unintended consequences!