I generally leave the workout designing to the pros like Blogilates & Born to Sweat. It’s a great system: they supply the kick butt exercises, and I supply my butt to be kicked. I love this exchange…except when I’m in actual pain. By actual pain, I mean the kind that isn’t just that sweet spot of soreness. The kind that send signals to your brain saying “stop! something is hurting me!”
Normally, my advice would be not to exercise when you’re getting signals like that, and when you do exercise to make sure you’re doing then minutes of THIS along with every workout. That’s what I’d normally say. What I’m saying to you today is that I’ve created a short, simple, no equipment needed routine that will nip pain, specifically lower back pain, in the bud.
When you’re an active person, lower back pain is pretty common. Even if you take the precautionary measures like stretching before a workout, it’s bound to happen eventually. For me, I get pretty consistent back pain after completing jumping cardiovascular moves like jump squats, tuck jumps, split lunges, etc. I’m working on perfecting my form so that they don’t cause me back pain, but the other day after finishing up a particularly challenging HIIT with jump moves, the lower back pains started to set in.
I don’t like to medicate unless I absolutely have to, so I set out to the internet to research some stretches to alleviate pain and workouts to strengthen my lower back. What I compiled and took the gym is a combination of both, and I’m shocked at how quickly it took away my pain!
No magic potions, no spiritual healing, just 4 moves done 3x each to help you feel good again.
Exercise descriptions and how to below:
Side plank (skip the star)
No questions today, but I want you to TRY this! Even if you’re not experiencing any pain, it’s a great idea to start strengthening this sensitive area of your body. Hope you enjoy!
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