A fundamental question remains to be answered today. Could common back pain episodes be avoided with strategies that include optimal loading, rest periods and controlled duration of exposure?
Strength has often been described as protective for back pain. Several studies have shown that strength alone cannot predict who will develop back troubles. Muscle endurance seems to be more protective.
Shifting from enhancement of performance toward improved health seems utterly important. At least while pain prevails. Because often the two are not often compatible.