My routine on the exercise front is going fairly well, but I'm having issues with pain in my lower back whever I do something that requires I put pressure on it (for example situps), or when I walk or jog/run.
Is this a common thing? Does it get better after a while?
I'm still only a newbie, so any advice will be greatly appreciated
I find I have a harder time with my lower back when I slack off on my core strength. Don't get me wrong - I'm nowhere near strong in my core, but if I work on it diligently, I find my lower back hurts much less. Also I check my form when working out with weights or resistance, and my posture when at my desk or even just sitting on the sofa - when I slouch (which I do all the time), I have more pain.
I would say be cautious with lower back pain - I would also get checked out by the doctor if possible. But in the meantime, be very wary of pain - don't push through it or you may injure yourself and that wouldn't be good!