core + back

So, between my Personal Training Certification studying and my weekly Physical Therapy, I am starting to realize that the body is a crazy, awesome, super involved thing. 

Initially, I started physical therapy, because I was having IT Band issues in my knee.  The more I have been working with my Physical Therapist, Chloe, the more we are realizing I have some other issues that are causing the knee pain.  Most of my issues are stemming from lower back pain and the fact that my little stabilizer muscles are not strong enough and not doing enough work, making other, stronger muscles do jobs they normally don't do.  So what starts at the back, then moves down to my hip flexors, and then eventually works its way down to the knee. Crazy right? Plus, it doesn't help that I sit at a desk for 8-9 hours a day, which is horrible for you. 

Anyway, I figure a lot of you are like me and have a desk job or maybe don't work out your core and back enough, which can be a real pain in the butt, or back, or hips, or knees (or all of the above), so I wanted to share some of the exercises I have being doing with my Physical Therapist to help build my core and back muscles. 

The video below is short and sweet, but features a lot of my Physical Therapy 'homework' or exercises I do at the clinic. 

Depending on how strong your core and back are start with a set or two of each exercise and build from there.

Cheers to a healthy body!

<3 BB


Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

i LOVE core work!! the p90X core synergistics and rushfit ab/conditioning workouts are awesome...they work your core 180degrees.

i'm glad that you guys are finding out why your IT has been giving you problems.

Vodka and Soda

Helene in Between said...

the body is crazy and awesome. i wish i didn't feel like crap today otherwise i'd be doing this asap!

Kasey Lynne said...

thank you trainer brooke lyn!!
can't wait for our skype workout sessions ;D

Brit @ Wine, Cheese, and Workout Capris said...

Thanks for sharing this video - this is awesome!

Meg {henninglove} said...

how awesome all the cool things you are learning and then you get to share with us :-)

Anna said...

Thanks for sharing this!

My body isn't taking well to sitting in a damn chair all day... I feel like I hurt less when I was waitressing long shifts!

Shaylynn... a girl, a story, a blog said...

I did this seven times today. nbd.

oomph. said...

thanks for sharing this! i am at my desk for most of the day, too, so i will definitely be trying these!

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Brit @ Wine, Cheese, and Workout Capris said...

Hope you don't mind I linked to this post in my post today - I found this video so helpful! :)

Kelsey Higgins said...

This is so great! I sit down most of my day so I'm constantly paranoid about the problems it could cause. One of my coworkers has a standing desk, and I am forever envious of it!

FARMER &the BELL said...

i've had the hardest time getting back into any sort of ab workout or lifting or yoga or anything after having the baby. all i can bring myself to do is run four or five miles three times a week. at least it's something. aaaaanyway...thought i would show some love. new follower! i blog over at http://farmerbell.blogspot.com.

have a great night!