Will surf ski paddling aggravate my lower back issues? The answer is NO, surf ski paddling is all about sitting upright and switching on the abdominal muscles. We sit up using our postural muscles and we pull and rotate from our side abdominals the “obliques”. If the front muscles are on, the lower back can relax.

If you paddle incorrectly with poor posture and you let your abdominals drops, you are going to place increased pressure on your lower lumber vertebras. This will mean your shoulders will start to round forward and a C shaped back will form, leading to a high chance of lower back pain.

Paddle correctly and build your abdominal strength, you will improve your posture and live a much happier life with no back pain.

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