Do you struggle with lower back pain? Given how common it is, we bet you do! What are you doing to combat the stress you put on your lower back? If your answer is “not much,” you’re not alone. Many people ignore their back pain to the point that it reduces their quality of life. However, that doesn’t have to be your reality! If you want to get serious about reducing your lower back pain, it may be time to hire a Pilates instructor.
In this pro post, Paul Conway, a personal trainer on Bidvine, offered us his advice for reducing lower back pain through Pilates. In his pro post, he’ll go over what you can do at each stage of the day to improve your health and reduce the stress on your lower back. How great is that?
Read on to learn more about reducing the pain in your lower back with Pilates!
Reduce lower back pain with Pilates
Many people are needlessly suffering from lower back pain. Some regular Pilates exercises could reduce the pain.
The way we live our lives causes musculoskeletal issues which result in lower back pain. We spend long periods sitting and working on computers. These activities result in pain in the muscles and joints at the bottom of our spines. Regular Pilates exercises will reduce the pain and make the whole core region stronger. Some of these exercises can be performed at the workstation and should be used to break up long periods of sitting.
When you wake up
When you wake up, bend your knees and put your feet flat on the bed. Gently roll your knees to the left as far as feels comfortable and then roll them to the right. Do this for 5-10 times on each side. Do not let your knees go too far. Next stretch legs out and then pull your right knee gently into your chest and then stretch back out. Repeat on the left knee and again only pull into your chest gently and to a comfortable position.
During the workday
Try to take regular breaks in work to stretch out and move around if you can. A good stretch to do is simply stretching straight up with your hands above your head and reaching for the ceiling. Hold this stretch for anywhere from 10-30 seconds if possible.
When you’re at home
Start on all fours and then sit back onto your heels and your ears should drop down into your arms. This is a nice stretch to release the lower back. It can also be performed as an exercise by moving back up to all fours and then dropping back into the stretch.
It is advisable to find a Pilates teacher who can help you move on from these basic exercises with a whole range of mobility and strengthen exercises that can also be completed at work or at home.
Paul Conway, Personal Trainer
Bidvine Professional since 2016
Thank you to Paul for sharing his top advice on how Pilates can reduce your lower back pain.
Paul operates his personal training business out of South Wales and offers his services in the surrounding area. In addition to Pilates training and personal training, a trainer from Crown Fitness can help you prepare for a Tough Mudder or Spartan race. If you are part of a group that is looking for a trainer, you can hire Paul to train your group, too!
If you live in South Wales and want to hire Paul as your Pilates instructor or personal trainer, check out his profile at the link below. From there, you can submit a free request and get custom bids from Pilates instructors or trainers like Paul!
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