Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Littleton, MA Back Care
I had the opportunity to head out to Littleton, MA today to speak to a group of 40 town workers about back health. Bear in mind these are ALL men, many of who admittedly don't care for their bodies the way they should. I gave a 30 min. lecture/slide show presentation on back care (preventing and combatting back pain). After the lecture, I put them all through a series of stretches and strengthening exercises to improve posture, increase back strength, induce him mobility, and teach proper ergonomics both during exercise and at work every day.
One of the exercises we covered that engages the glutes, and helps to reduce back pain is the supine hip bridge. See the video below for instruction. This is a fantastic exercise to add in your repertoire regularly as all of my clients do: