Workout with personal trainer Dee Bloom of Team Dee’s in Las Vegas, Nevada to help reduce your back pain while staying fit. Working out with a bad back can be extremely difficult and painful. You can actually end up making your back worse. When you hire a personal trainer, you get a guide that understands the body and is knowledgeable about exercises to prevent and relieve back pain.

Safer Training With A Bad Back

Back pain is a common problem. Our backs take a lot of wear and tear over the years. You’ve probably heard that increased movement and exercise can help. But how do you do this without making the problem worse?

There are some very general you can keep in mind when working out with upper or lower back pain.

  • Avoid aggressive rotations of the lower back.
  • Know your current safe range of motion.
  • Avoid putting a heavy amount of weight on your back.
  • Focus on exercises that move your body in a wide variety of directions. Work to improve core stability.
  • Be sure to take the time to warm up.

So, how do you protect yourself and still make progress? That’s where Dee comes in. She knows how to help you move in ways that will improve your back pain and help you to prevent future injury.

Build Muscle, Improve Flexibility & Lose Weight

After exercise clearance from your doctor or physical therapist, weight training or resistance training will be utilized to help you with muscle building. Strength training improves the core, back, and leg strength. Making the back and core stronger helps to protect the back from injury.

Together, we will also target improved flexibility. Added flexibility helps to improve your range of motion. Both are important for future back injury prevention.

Depending on your fitness goals, we can put together a plan to lose weight. Excess body weight is very hard on the back and adds unnecessary stress to your spine and back muscles. Healthy body weight can significantly improve many back issues.

Movements That Make Back Pain Worse

The last thing you want to do is start working out to get your back into better shape and inadvertently do things that will end up making it worse. There are a lot of common exercises and sports activities that are best avoided when dealing with chronic back pain.

  • Sports That Involve Quick Movements Like Tennis
  • Sports That Require A Lot Of Twisting Like Golf
  • Anything That Requires Excessive Bending, Like Toe Touches
  • High Impact Sports Like Running
  • Contact Sports Like Football
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Sit-Ups
  • Leg Lifts
  • Cycling

Great Exercise Options For A Bad Back

Working out with a back injury isn’t just about all the things you can’t do. Many exercise options can be great for back issues. Dee will help you decide which types of movement are specifically right for you, but these can be a good start for many.

  • Gentle Twists
  • Modified Camel Pose
  • Bird Dog
  • Plank
  • Cobra
  • Hip Bridges

Remember, if your back starts to hurt, rest, and allow it to heal before attempting to start again. Dee can teach you the proper way to do exercises. She will also watch your form to so that you are not injuring yourself or making your issues worse.

Finding Your Fitness Groove

It’s easy to get excited about getting in shape. Having a personal trainer helps you learn how to pace yourself. Doing way too much way too soon can actually end up setting you back.

Get Back In Shape With Your Vegas Personal Trainer

If you are looking for help with back pain in Las Vegas, Team Dee’s is happy to help you with our professional personal training services. Contact Dee today and be on your way to a stronger, healthier you.