Video: Avoid Truck Driver Chronic Lower Back Pain with Lunges

Can truck driver’s prevent chronic lower back pain? 

Watch to see 1 exercise that can stop truck driver lower back pain.

Quick Video Recap
With all of that sitting truck drivers do day in and day out, it’s no wonder many suffer from chronic lower back pain.  The lower lumbar tightens up while driving, then when a truck driver stands up tension is placed on the muscle connecting the lumbar to the hip and femur (thigh bone). In the video, Eric demonstrates a lunge exercise that can help prevent truck driver lower back pain by relieving this tension.
How to do a lunge exercise for truckers:

  • Keep upper body straight with your shoulders back and head up, but relaxed.  Look ahead and pick a point on the truck or in the distance to focus on. 
  • Step forward with one leg, lowering  hips until both knees are bent at about a 90-degree angle. Make sure the front knee is directly above the ankle, not pushed out too far, and make sure your other knee doesn’t touch the floor. Keep the weight in your heels as you push back up to the starting position. 

TIP: During the entire exercise, keep your core engaged for maximum results.

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