I have been playing disc since I was fairly young and love the sport. I have steadily been moving up the ranks and love to play all the time. My problem is that recently my back has began getting hurt way to frequently. I will hurt it, wait a few weeks, play for a week or so, and then hurt it again. It is something of a muscle pull. It is in my lower back on my backhand throwing hand side. Anyways I am none the less bummed out that I cant play right now. I throw fairly hard but like I said I have been playing since I was young and I have developed a pretty good form. I try to stretch before every time I play. I even have been going to the gym to lose some pounds that I'm sure is not good for my back to be starting and stopping into motion.
My question is if any of you have had any back issues and if there were any simple things you did that relieved the problem. Or possibly what kind of weight training stuff could strengthen that lower back area other then sit ups and those reverse back up things :) Anyways. Thanks to everyone for any hints they might have. To be honest the sport can be pretty demanding on your body with all the twisting and stopping so quickly so be careful all. Hopefully I will be better by St. Patties Day :)
Have a good day everyone,