Let's face it.... when it comes to working out, we usually go for the obvious right??... Toned arms, sculpted waist, perky bottom... but in the mean time, we are neglecting a seriously important part of our body. THE BACK. What is the most common complaint from I hear from clients?? BACK PAIN. What is usually the first thing that people injure when working out? THEIR BACK.
Why do you think this is?? Assuming there are no skeletal issues (herniated discs or spondylolisthesis) then it may be caused simply by weak muscles. We tend to pay much more attention to our front than our back (gee... I wonder why....) therefore creating an imbalance in our core strength. So when we call on our back muscles to engage, we could be shifting the load to our pelvis or hips causing strain. And it's when we move while the load is unevenly supported that we are susceptible to injury.
Pilates can be extremely successful in the management and strengthening of the back muscles but please note... if you have any major concerns about your back then I strongly suggest you go and see a qualified professional to assess the situation.
Here are 3 of my favourite exercise combos that will definitely have you on your way to bringing sexy back!!