Do you suffer from low back pain from running or cycling? 

Low back pain is one of the most common issues our Feed Coaches are asked about. It can be tricky to solve, but there is one universal truth that almost every runner or cyclists with low back pain has hip flexors/psoas that are too tight. As a result every stride or pedal stroke is pulling and tweaking your low back. 

The first thing you can do is release the tension in your hip flexors/psoas. This used to be really challenging to do on your own as your Psoas is really deep and hard to get enough pressure on to help it it relax. That’s all changed thanks to the Pso-Rite device.

The Pso-Rite came out a few years ago and is a chunk of plastic that you lie on and it puts pressure on your Psoas. This pressure will eventually cause your Psoas to relax and release the tension.  

🙌 Bonus: All Pso-Rite devices are 25% off today. 

All you have to do is lay on the PSO-Rite, but if you are really tight, it is going to be painful for a few minutes. The more it hurts, the more you need it.

I do this for 2 to 3 minutes per side. The key is doing it every day. You can use the Pso Rite on your left and right Psoas at the same time, but I find it works better to just do one side at the time.

I’ve recently also stared using the PSO Back for 3 to 5 minutes at the end of my routine and this as really helped release more local tension on my back.

There is also a new PSO Neck, so if your issue is neck pain, you definitely want to give this a try.

NEXT….Core Strength…

Here is my basic routine. I’ve kept it really simple so I’m sure to do it everyday. Consistency is the most important part here:

  • 10 to 15 push push with a tight core
  • From the push ups go directly to a 60 to 90 second plank
  • Add in a Bird Dog with 4x 30s Holds per Side
  • Repeat 2 or 3 times if you have time.

Last Step….Reduce Inflammation so healing can begin.

Low back pain goes hand in hand with inflammation in the region.  You need to reduce this inflammation so you can kick start healing.  If you aren’t into supplements, then stick with the steps above.  If you want to go over your low back pain faster, try this formula:

  • 🇨🇭Swiss RX Soft Tissue Complex. What is unique about this formula is that it is 4 different pills and they are the most effective I’ve found in reducing inflammation with low back pain.
  • 🇨🇭Swiss RX Daily Recovery: The main active ingredient here is Turmeric and while that is also in the Soft Tissue Complex, adding 2 more Turmeric capsules per day has been really helpful for me. 

If cost is no issue and you really want to get after your low back pain, then I would add in Swiss RX Collagen and Omega 3, otherwise consider those optional upgrades. Please don’t take this as a guarantee fix, does these supplements work for many athletes? Yes! Does it work for all athletes? No.


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