back pains

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  1. skittles

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    i been getting back pains whenever i hit a kickserve. I really hate flat balls esp coming from me so i try to generate as much spin as possible on all my shots. Can anyone give me some advice on treating this back problem and if an "American Twist" motion is harmful to your health.
     
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  2. Marius_Hancu

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    are you doing any physical conditioning?
    you might want to check my posting at:
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=33800
    for ideas.

    and yes, that kicking motion can be stressful on your back, especially if you haven't worked out in a while.

    you should also do a search at this site with
    kick serve back pain
    or
    kick pain back
    will get threads such as these ones:

    Arching the back on serve?!
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=22763

    My Back!!!
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=22689

    You should also do similar searches at yahoo and google. Do your homework.
     
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  3. degreefanlindi

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    article

    There is a an article about the technique one should use for a kick serve in the March 2005 Tennis Magazine...it says many back problems arise when players arch their backs instead of keeping it straight up and down with the toss...might that be causing you problems?
     
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  4. skittles

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    Yeah i arch backwards because i toss more over my head than in front of me...
     
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  5. Kirko

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    strong stomach muscles are needed to hit the america twist without "flirting" with back pain. I have to arch my back alot to hit it.
     
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  6. Marius_Hancu

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    good point.

    however, in terms of training, insisting on working both the abs and the back in exercise pairs is v. important if you don't want to get a bad posture or worse.
     
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  7. skittles

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    Strong stomach muscles... by that do you mean having toned abs? i have a 4 pack and semi 6 pack... Is that what u mean?
     
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  8. camelF4i

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    Equally or more important than working on your abs is to make sure you stretch your abs and stretch your back, whether you do any exercising or not. Otherwise your muscles can get real tight and is very easily damaged, no matter how strong it is.

    My abs are pretty strong and I still got some back pains, not sure if it was the tennis or cause I slept in awkward positions but 2 to 3 minutes of stretching each morning after I did my little bit of ab exercise really helped and now I don't really have any back pains at all.
     
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  9. Kirko

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    toned abbs yes . I use that abb wheel which also works the lower back making it srong as well. if you are in good shape and have pain maybe you have a disc problem.
     
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    skittles, How old are you?

    After 25, your spinal disks began to shrink. This reduces tolerances in the back and leads to many back problems. A proper kick serve motion is one of the absolute worst things you can do to the back if it has lost flexibilty or is aging. All the back and ab strengthening in the world can not overcome chronic aging of the spine. You may need to modify your delivery to avoid serious problems.

    You do not want to push your back to failure. The consequences are very unpleasant and can keep you off the court for a long time. Playing through back pain generates millions of dollars in business for the medical profession.
     
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  11. skittles

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    Im 17. ummm i changed my serve motion earlier today and i did not get any strains... hopefully it will remain constant.
     
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  12. PHSTennis

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    What kick serve? I didnt know short guys have huge kickserves 6 foot high... well my back hurts too..
     
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  13. skittles

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    ill play u a set and we'll see how high my kickserve goes up ur ass
     
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  14. skittles

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    just kidding... but if i can recall... u dont even have any pop on iether serve just plain flat ball on ur 1st and a push on yur 2nd... but 4/10times i can hit over 6 footers.
     
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