Sedentary lifestyle, incorrect posture, past injuries and the lack of sufficient comfort at your workstation (for instance a wrong screen or chair position) are among the most common causes of back pains.
The lumbar region is most sensitive – it is the main support of our body and it suffers most when we do not sit properly, for instance when working on the computer. And this is where the pain is usually located. The cause is typically of mechanical nature (often linked with an incorrect sitting posture) or it stems from the lack of regular physical activity. It may also be caused by a congenital defect. No matter the origin, this discomfort may be eliminated by applying appropriate exercises.
Back and abdomen muscles, the so-called core, play a key role in supporting your spine and that’s why it is so important to strengthen them. However, before you start training, inform your trainer about any spinal injuries and treatments you have had. This information will help your trainer devise an individual training schedule that will be safe for you. We will adjust our training plans to your abilities and the pain type (chronic or acute).
Exercises are easy to follow and do not require extraordinary fitness. What is most significant with this type of training is precision of movement and accuracy in performing the exercises – the high pace or number of repetitions are not our target here.
Prevention training as an essential element of every activity type
Prevention training is designed to avoid any overstrain or injuries. It should not be viewed as a separate training unit but as an integral part of the entire training programme. Regardless of what’s your shape or your goal, you will observe better results if you avoid injuries.
Therefore, before providing you with a personal training plan, our trainers will analyse your current fitness level and the risk of injuries. Before we move on to working on your chosen training goal, we assess and enhance your basic mobility and stability (e.g. stabilising your pelvis and joints, proper nerve and muscle control, proper movement patterns).
Such functional assessment is made before the first training session and it is aimed (depending on the individual) at posture correction, preventing or eliminating back pain, and thus at improving your life quality.
Functional training is focused not only on muscle mass building, gaining more strength, speed and stamina. It is all about mitigating the negative effects of the sedentary lifestyle and about preventing injuries, at the same time improving your fitness and sports performance.
Even if your training regime includes posture correction exercises (such as spine exercises) this doesn’t mean you cannot work also on your sports performance. The overall goal of any training is improved health, better body functioning and improved life quality.