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Old 06-22-2011, 10:38 AM   #12
Larry Cuvin
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Dojo: Oregon Ki Society
Location: Tigard, Oregon
Join Date: Sep 2004
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Re: Taking care of the back?

Hi Eric,
I'm 51 with a herniated disc. Last year, my work had me traveling at different parts of the globe and I was not able to practice for months. Last December, I aggravated my lower back condition during stretching this was probably due to my wanting to get back to the training groove. Since then, I stopped going to aikido and been since concentrating on strengthening my core. My core has improved a lot so I may return to my aikido training next month.
While doing the core exercise, I realized that because of by condition, I should have been doing core exercises along with my Aikido training. Long story short: I vote for good core conditioning.

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