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Old 06-21-2011, 10:10 AM   #6
Walter Martindale
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Re: Taking care of the back?

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Eric Hood wrote: View Post
Hello,
What are some good practices to try to avoid back or spine injuries? I only have one session a week, alas. I am almost 51 and went to keep practicing Aikido(Tomiki) as long as I can.
I thank all in advance,
Eric
I've usually found that practicing a lot of aikido and taking lots of ukemi gave me a pretty good core/abs stability.

Bad back since 1969.

However - if you're interested.... Stronger Abs and Back: 165 exercises to build your center of power. Brittenham and Brittenham, 1997, Human Kinetics publishers.
Not sure if it's still in print - but there are myriad similar...
Cheers,
Walter
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