He contacted me after his physio told him that his back was sore because his core was weak and he needed to strengthen it.
Now this particular lad is a bodybuilder and bodybuilders typically have pretty well developed muscles. Especially the abs. But he took the exercises the physio gave him and started doing them, gaining relief, albeit temporary relief.
So he gave me a shout as he knows I know a thing or two about core training.
I took a look at him though my Anatomy in Motion eyes and immediately saw that the problem had fuck all to do with his core.
His hip was hiked up on one side. His weight was held predominantly in one leg. He had very little pronation or supination in either foot. He struggled to internally rotate the hip. When he walked he never accessed any rotation.
We’re working on undoing all this, it’s not easy, but he’s doing it. Yes we’re working on the core too, we’ve been doing Turkish Get Ups, crawling patterns and single leg work, but these are all secondary to the real work we’re doing, ie restructuring his posture to improve his movement potential and reduce his likelihood of pain.
The point I’m making here is that there’s little to no point in working on pain symptoms if you first haven’t looked for a root cause. <—- TWEET THAT!
This is why I use Anatomy in Motion to assess all my private/semi-private clients before we start training. We even use it with my group clients to a degree, although we’re limited for time.
If you need to get yourself assessed, drop me a line and we’ll see what we can do for you.
Dave Hedges www.WG-Fit.com