Hernias from Working Out (COMPLETE GUIDE!)


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Hernias and inguinal hernia specifically, are one of the most common injuries men suffer from working out. What causes them and what can you do about them? In this video, I show you not only the exercise that caused both of my hernias but also what you can do to make sure you perform it correctly and prevent it from happening to you.

Inguinal hernias are the most popular type of hernia. They are not tears in muscle but rather in fascia. Some people are genetically born with weaker fascia than others. This leaves them more susceptible to not only hernia injuries but also lower back strains as well. The important point to consider however is that while muscles may not be torn in this injury, the muscles above and below the inguinal canal can influence your chance of injury.

The inguinal canal is bordered by the rectus abdominus at the top and the adductors and groin muscles from below. The tension created by these two muscle groups across the fascia can lead to torsion and strain that causes a tear, when the force they generate becomes nonlinear. As demonstrated in the video, when you pull on a piece of paper from both sides with equal force, you do not tear the paper. When you change the direction of the force so that one is set at an angle that isn’t parallel to the other, you can create torque and tears.

I apply this to the one armed row exercise. This back exercise is one of my absolute favorites for building a bigger back. That said, the position of the movement can set you up for failure if you don’t remain conscientious about your core. If you keep your core and back leg lined up you will perform this correctly. That said, if in an attempt to lift more weight you cheat the dumbbell up by twisting your torso, you now apply torque to your fascia by rotating the abs in relation to the adductors.

This is just one example. There are many others of course. The key is that you need to maintain proper alignment as much as possible in your workouts and be sure to use good form. You can train like an athlete and build proper muscle balance from head to toe by heading to http://athleanx.com and starting the ATHLEAN-X Training System.

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