A major part of my personal training is helping people overcome a back spasm. This is a typical example of how people feel and what people go through when they hurt their back. As you read on you'll get an idea of how to over a overcome a back spasm.
"I injured my back lifting a cooker awkwardly in March last year. It was a fairly serious injury that left me in a lot of pain and unable to move around easily. I certainly couldn't do any of the training I was used to. About 4 months after the event when I could walk normally again and was almost pain free, I decided it was time to start the journey back to fitness and a friend referred me to Chris knowing that he is an expert in this field.
We started really slowly and I realised how weak I was after the injury. I was pretty deflated at how far I had to go to get back to my usual 4 times a week running and other training. I was also very nervous that it wouldn't be possible or that I would injure myself again.
Chris's approach really put me at ease, mainly due to his knowledge about what needed to be done to build up my strength so that I was able to train again. He helped me to understand the importance of not rushing my recovery and reassured me when I got frustrated. He also taught me how to focus on getting the specialised exercises right, what those exercises were doing in terms of my recovery and why they were so important.
It's really been worth it. After 24 weeks I've seen change from being able to do only a few simple stretches and not a single push up to running 3 or 4 times a week again and in the gym doing strength workouts. I'm still under Chris's supervision as I know he can help me to achieve the strength goals that I want to safely. My strength and fitness wouldn't be where it is today or anywhere near as stable without his help."
A big part of the programme to overcome a back spasm is to first put you at ease and make sure you understand that with the right programme you will get better.
If you have experienced a back spasm and would like a programme to overcome it, I am able to offer you...
- Downloadable 12-week programme
- Face to face 1-to-1 training at the gym in Bristol