Obviously, athletes of all ages are at a higher risk of sustaining a lumbar spine injury. Because muscles, ligaments, and fascia develop more slowly than bone during early puberty, the added strain and pressure on those ligaments and muscles around the spine put adolescent athletes at risk of a lower back injury. Sports with repetitive motion, bending, twisting and high impact over long hours of training can lead to back injuries due to overuse injuries called microtraumas.
As compared to many products that athletes wear, such as ankle braces, wraps, and tape, this is a band, and not a brace. It is not intended to treat injuries, but rather prevent them. It is not going to improve posture better by stabilizing the spine, but rather teach the body how to be stronger and stabilize itself. Bracing means holding, preventing motion. The band guides the body to maximizing its potential, which all athletes want.
By lessening the stress on the body, the quality of training is improved. Train Smarter.