7 benefits online training can have on your lower back pain

Jan 10, 2019
 

Online training is a powerful tool that can help you get more from exercise than seeing someone face to face. Possibly a bold statement, but I believe it’s true because you take ownership. Don’t get me wrong, seeing professional face-to-face is valuable. I am one and I know the value people get from seeing me.

However, online training offers you some things you might not have thought about. Below are 7 benefits you gain from one of my online training courses. Please watch the tutorial above for more clarification.

  1. You learn how to overcome low-back pain
  2. You learn about your body and how it works
  3. You learn about your low-back pain
  4. You learn more from the course/program
  5. You can learn at your pace
  6. You don’t become dependent on a Trainer or Physio
  7. You become empowered

All 7 of these benefits encourage you to grow, expand your knowledge and skill set. When people work with me face-to-face my goal is to make them independent because that’s where the value is.

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Why does my back hurt if I keep fit?

Dec 20, 2018
 

Why does my back hurt? Is a common question I’m asked and they want a simple answer with a quick remedy. Unfortunately the answer is rarely simple and there isn’t a quick remedy.

Low Back Pain

Most low back pain is a build up of small “injuries” that go under the radar until they hit a critical mass. As they reach this point they you feel pain but before you thought you were fully fit.

The basic causes of these small “injuries” are small incorrect movements and too little recovery to match your exercise. Your body is working in deficit and not able to catch up and therefore it’ll eventually “fail”

Why does my back hurt? The answer

The first part of the answer is more questions. As a professional I need to find out more about your activities to find out your shortfall. As your shortfall exposes itself you can begin to fill in the gaps. In the video above you’ll what questions to ask to uncover where your lower back pain...

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Why does my back hurt if I keep fit?

Dec 13, 2018
 

Why does my back hurt? Is a common question I’m asked and they want a simple answer with a quick remedy. Unfortunately the answer is rarely simple and there isn’t a quick remedy.

Low Back Pain

Most low back pain is a build up of small “injuries” that go under the radar until they hit a critical mass. As they reach this point they you feel pain but before you thought you were fully fit.

The basic causes of these small “injuries” are small incorrect movements and too little recovery to match your exercise. Your body is working in deficit and not able to catch up and therefore it’ll eventually “fail”

Why does my back hurt? The answer

The first part of the answer is more questions. As a professional I need to find out more about your activities to find out your shortfall. As your shortfall exposes itself you can begin to fill in the gaps. In the video above you’ll what questions to ask to uncover where your lower back pain...

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9 Exercises for Lumbar Lordosis

Dec 06, 2018
 

Exercises for Lumbar Lordosis are simple but not always easy. They need to fulfill a specific criteria and given time. As you know lumbar Lordosis is a condition of the low back. It exaggerates the curve of your spine and comes with muscles imbalances.

Basic signs of Lordosis

Without being scientific, Lordosis commonly protrudes the abdomen and buttocks. A secondary effect can point your knees and toes inward. A tertiary effect can be a rounded upper back. Lumbar Lordosis doesn’t have to include all of these but there could be a combination.

Lordosis Treatment

It’s best to be guided by your combination of basic sign of Lordosis. This will help you select the right stretches and exercises. The primary signs of protruding abdomen and buttocks is the subject of this blog.

Stretches for Lumbar Lordosis

Target the tight muscles of the hip. Stretch in 20s intervals for up to 2mins. This will create a 20-30min window of extra flexibility in these hip muscles. Use this time to...

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6 Important Core Strengthening Exercises

Nov 29, 2018
 

Core strengthening exercises follow a particular formula and in this tutorial I’ll help you recognize it. Common exercises people believe to strengthen their core are sit-ups, crunches, back extensions and so on. These exercises might strengthen a muscle but it doesn’t mean they’ll strengthen your core.

Common Core Exercises

These exercises do a few things that will eventually reduce your core strength;

  1. They produce movement at the spine
  2. They use your spines full range of movement
  3. They focus on single muscles

These 3 ingredients are a recipe for injury and something to avoid. That’s not to say your never going to move from your spine or use it’s full range of movement. Everyday life will require it at some point but to proactively do it using exercise is a poor choice. Your speeding up the injury process and making it harder to overcome problems like low-back pain.

Core Strengthening Exercises

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Lower Back Exercises: 3 Do’s and Don’ts

Nov 22, 2018
 

Lower back exercises aren’t what you think they are. Many of them can make your back pain worse without you knowing it. The exercises that make it worse are the more popular and common ones.

Back Extension Exercise

Back extensions are a popular exercise used in rehabilitation but a poor choice because of the high compression put on the spine.  This force comes from muscle contraction around the spine. It can’t be eliminated but it can be reduced.  There are many variations of the back extension. Whether your goal is to overcome back pain or core training all of them should be removed from your workout.

Lower Back Exercises

To overcome low-back pain or increase core fitness these exercises should challenge lower back muscles but reduce compression on the spine. Quality lower back exercise should also focus on the muscles of the hip and override the hamstring muscles.

If you want to find more about these exercises please watch the tutorial above. You’ll...

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Lordosis Treatment Exercises: Essential advice you need to know

Nov 15, 2018
 

Lordosis treatment exercises can flatten the your lumbar spine. They are helped by stretches that loosen the right muscles. If you only perform exercises, muscles remain stiff and don’t reduce the lumbar curve as easily.

Lordosis Treatment Stretches

There are 4 main muscles linked to Lordosis:

  1. Psoas
  2. Iliacus
  3. Rectus Femoris
  4. Adductors

In the tutorial above you’ll learn 3 stretches that target these four muscles. You’ll also learn 3 simple techniques that will help you get the most form these stretches. It’s best to start with stretches so you can take advantage of the “stretch window” when your muscles are loosest. It lasts between 20-30mins before your muscles begin to recoil.

Lordosis Treatment Exercises

Now that your muscles are looser your ready for exercise. Performing exercises will benefit your Lordosis but including extra tips from the tutorial will help you reduce your curve faster.

The exercises you do should achieve 2 things:

  1. Flatten...
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10 important core muscles

Nov 08, 2018
 

Core muscles are important for a healthy spine, reducing injury risk & sports. They help you at every level of fitness but only a few get the headlines. You’ve probably heard abdominals and maybe oblique’s. These are important core muscles but a small part of a bigger network.

Some important core muscles

Do you know there is a muscle called Quadratus Lumdorum? This is a very important muscle for your spine. Another called Latissimus Dorsi also helps stabilise your spine. These 10 core muscles in the tutorial above are working together to keep you fit and healthy but we don’t always train these muscles together.

Your Core

As I’ve mentioned your core is a network of muscles working together. However the exercises like sit-ups and crunches rarely show this. These exercises work your muscles separately and can hinder your health and fitness. Your core works best when exercises get muscles working together. Simple exercises like the plank and side plank do...

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Low Back Pain Causes

Nov 06, 2018
 

Low-back pain causes can be varied and hard to figure out but there are clues. First there’s a pain trigger, the moment you experience the pain. Second, what created that pain trigger? Many people treat the pain trigger but forget to look into what caused it. The further you can look back into the injury the more likely you’ll overcome low-back pain.

Pain triggers might be;

  1. A trigger point
  2. Muscle tension or stiffness
  3. Nucleus pulpous touch your nerve

Trigger Points

A trigger point is a small knot in your muscles. They can cause pain at the site of the trigger point or elsewhere around it. For example; hip trigger points are one of the low back pain causes.

Muscle Tension and Stiffness

This is where a muscle remains partly contracted for a prolonged period of time. It’s normally caused by overusing the muscle and can lead to back pain. Trigger points are different because are small knots within the muscle rather than the whole muscle.

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4 Exercises to Reduce Lordosis

Oct 25, 2018
 

Exercises to reduce Lordosis are essential because they are used to flatten the curve of your lumbar spine. Stretches make your hips muscles looser so you’re able to flatten your lumbar curve. Making Exercises and stretches together the best formula.

How to select the best exercises to reduce Lordosis

  • You actively flatten your lumbar curve
  • You actively reposition your pelvis
  • The exercises start simple

You actively flatten your lumbar curve

Your spine won’t flatten itself; it learns good posture just like it learns poor posture. Lordosis doesn’t happen overnight it will come on gradually and it’s the same for correcting it. The more you perform exercises that flatten your lumbar curve, the greater chance you have correcting it. This is why they are essential.

You actively reposition your pelvis

Your pelvis is closely related to your spine and it affect the your spine. If you have Lumbar Lordosis you can have a tilted pelvis. Exercises to reduce Lordosis are...

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