#11157734, By Opti Exercise advice and weight loss

  • Opti 2 Oct 2015 13:16:54 83 posts
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    Hi All

    Turns out I have very very tight calves / hamstrings and this is causing me lower back pain.

    I am starting physiotherapy and have stretching exercises to do but does anyone know if using a weights machine like this:

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRfEWe4HAH91qjsGeiA7Tvi6GirUIl3N-M4s6WWc-oHI85nMJ-_

    to exercise my hamstrings is a good or a bad idea? Some of the reading I have done seems to suggest that doing that sort of exercise makes the hamstrings even tighter... I might be better off just doing the stretches and the physiotherapy for now but if anyone has any advice on this I should be grateful.

    Cheers.

    Opti
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