Last updated 7 years ago
The low back pain is still there. It's been a compagnon for years but table tennis had not provoked it for 2 years. Now it's there and it doesn't go away. I'm looking for ways to avoid and combat low back pain. Any resources you have for strengthening the back and the surrounding muscles, specific to table tennis?
I've also been thinking to change my serve action to mimick Samsonov's. He's a rare athlete to be as tall as me. I've noticed he's keeping his back straight when serving. Probably he also suffers from low back weakness.
Incidentally, I think the injury was caused by a combination of new shoes, concrete floor and not warming up. I will now always warm up and cool down.
I don’t have any specific ideas. I think the best thing when dealing with pain is to see a specialist. With the technique though, look for ways that do not hurt your back. Serving and also general position can be useful. Think about utilising your leg muscles more than your back when bending.
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