Do you suffer with back pain and poor flexibility? Is it affecting your sleep, social life, weight and self esteem? Well this guide is going to help you move more freely , sleep better and improve general day to day living.
It is well documented that half the adult population suffer lower back pain at some point in the course of a year. There are many factors that cause lower back pain, for example; carrying loads, sports or just normal activities such as bending and twisting and sitting for too long.
I have found, through working with people with lower back pain, that there is, in many cases, a faulty recruitment of muscles affecting the lower back. Research has also shown this to be true, as a decrease in the use of many core muscles such as the transverses abdominus (deep layer of Abdominals) and the glutes (bottom) and an increase in the activation of other muscles such as hamstrings (back of thigh) and rectus abdominus (top layer of abs) alters the load distribution through the spine and pelvis.
Over twenty years ago, I sustained a back injury during the birth of my first child; the injury was so severe that I had to have physiotherapy to learn how to walk again. After many tears and a lot of money spent on physio and massage, I decided to study exercise for the management of lower back pain. Whilst attending this course I experienced, what I refer to as an “episode” where my back was particularly painful and tender, however, after doing the exercises given, over a couple days my back was a lot better and is now relatively pain free.
'Hi my name is Trevor.
I am 57 Years old and have been training with Gill three times a week for the last year.
I met Gill when I changed from the gym that I had been going to for a number of years, and where I managed to train myself up from 12.5 stone, to very nearly 18 stone not the cleverest thing that I have ever done?.
The main problem was, I had major spinal surgery 17 years ago, and a triple major heart bypass some 7years ago and that makes it very difficult for any trainer to work with me.
That is were I have been very lucky because I had the good fortune to meet my personal trainer Gillian Thomas.
Gill is a very highly qualified personal trainer who is qualified to work with G.P. Referrals that is people that have medical problems and need special care and training.
In the time that I have been training with Gill we have had a lot of good laughs and I am really enjoying the training, it’s not easy but it can be fun and most important I have lost 2+ stones in weight and about 16% in body fat which means that I am building up my muscles and gaining strength and that is what makes it all worthwhile.
This is why if you are looking for a very good personal trainer, I would highly recommend, Gillian Thomas
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you Gill for all the hard work, time and patience that you have put in to my personal training, although I whinge and moan all the time, I do enjoy it and look forward to my next session.'
All my thanks and best wishes Trevor P.