When people come to me to talk about their back problems, it's often the same story. Everyone has a genuine desire to exercise in orderto ease their symptoms and get in shape, but there is always something that stops them! Whether it's the fear of getting hurt, the lack of time (perhaps motivation?!..
When people come to me to talk about their back problems, it’s often the same story. Everyone has a genuine desire to exercise in orderto ease their symptoms and get in shape, but there is always something that stops them! Whether it’s the fear of getting hurt, the lack of time (perhaps motivation?!) or the lack of knowledge, there is always something that prevents them from being proactive and take charge of their situation. In this article, I will share several important elements to integrate when you decide to train with a back problem.
• Focus on aerobic exercise and lumbar stabilization:
Whether walking, cycling or the doing the elliptical machine, cardiovascular exercises have been shown to be effective in reducing back pain. The same goes for core strengthening exercises(abdominal, pelvic floor, transverse abdominis, muscles of the spine, etc.)… as long as they are performed without aggravation of pain.
• Be progressive!:
Here’s the # 1 secret to prevent your condition from worsening. If you are starting out at a minimal intensity and frequency, then you progress these parameters while respecting your pain level, you will most likely reduce the risk of injury. After each exercise, reassess the situation to make sure there is no increase in pain that lingers despite a rest period.
• Train under supervision:
You already know that a poorly executed exercise can make your back worse instead of helping you! When doing exercise, it is necessary to have proper body mechanics and optimal posture to reduce excessive and unnecessary stress on the joints. If in doubt, it is best to use the expertise of a qualified professional. He or she will guide you so you get the best possible benefit from your exercise program.
• Stick to your program!:
The best way to see results is to be consistent. For this reason, it is important to keep yourself motivated. Make sure you find something that will be fun while giving you the desired outcome. For example, using the energy and accountability of a group and/or coach can help achieve your goals in the long run.
If you have back problems and wish to be more active, you are not alone! Lombafit Studio has been specifically designed to help those who suffer from back pain relieve their symptoms and improve their quality of life. Supervised by certified physiotherapists, our group classes can be the solution you are looking for. Visit www.lombafitstudio.comto learn more about our services and take advantage of our introductory offer. Also, don’t forget to get your free educational booklet called: The 5 truths about your back problems!