Tjøsvoll and colleagues investigated the feasibility of
❇️ a supervised 16-week whole-body, heavy resistance training program with weekly undulating periodization for individuals with persistent non-specific LBP.
❇️ The participants trained twice a week under supervision consisting of four barbell exercises (squat, bench press, deadlift and pendlay row).
❇️ The participants experienced clinically meaningful reduction in LBP from start to 8 and 16 weeks of follow-up, and significant improvements in pain-related disability and pain self-efficacy.
❇️ Participants described the positive effects from training in pain reduction, improvements in overall physical function, ability to tolerate daily life tasks better, and improved sleep and energy levels.
❇️ Moderate to high intensity resistance training minimum twice a week is recommended globally for improved health outcomes.
❇️ This was found time be safe and effective & transfers to improved quality of life from increased physical strength and function,
Patient observations –
“We had to buy a new washing machine. It had to be carried into our house and my husband said he had to call a friend for assistance. However, this time I insisted on carrying it together with him and I managed to carry it without any back pain. Surprisingly, it even felt easy.”
“I’m not sure if it’s the training but I notice that I have a lot more active with the kids. I want to play with them and I actually have the capacity to do so.”
”I used to believe that it was something that was not very smart to do and something I never could do. Lifting as heavy as we did with low back pain was something I never thought was possible.”
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