Oh My Aching Back!

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Charles, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    Well I did it again.
    Things have been slow here with the leaves just starting to fall at a decent clip. So I go to do my first leaf job and am a bit out of shape. I start off blowing the leaves. I never think to warm up before doing so(a chilly day that day). Now my lower back is killing me. I can barely sit up at the putor.
    It pays to do some warm up exercises before putting that blower on your back:cry:
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    It also helps not to get old...wish I could do that. :laugh:
     
  3. parkeeee

    parkeeee LawnSite Member
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    Every year I could count on my back going out for a week.

    I take the time each day now to work out and wear a brace when lifting heavy objects and am thrilled to have gone quite awhile without the pain and being out of commission (knocking on wood).
     
  4. parkeeee

    parkeeee LawnSite Member
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    :laugh: If you find out that secret, you'd be rich for sure.
     
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    wayne
     
  6. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    I keep forgetting that part too lol. Maybe I am trying to forget. I laid on one of those vibrating heating pad deals last night. Helped a lot but still had a hard time putting my socks on this morning:rolleyes:
     
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Charles, it is real easy to forget that cleanups are one helluva lot harder on the body than just mowing IMO.
     
  8. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    Yup that is true, well I am going to go lay down for awhile*trucewhiteflag* :laugh:
     
  9. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not true... Round is in fact a shape.


    The warm up idea is brilliant. Hope your and your back get back to speaking terms shortly.
     
  10. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    i stretch most every morning before work and my guys look at me like im crazy
     

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