So excited to have my sissy Jackelyn joining us today for an awesome lower back stretching workout!! One thing a lot of people deal with is low back pain – either because they’re sitting at a desk all day or hunching over. This stretch routine is going to relieve pressure from your lower back as well work on your glutes and abs. It’s gonna feel goooood. Let’s do it.
Rolling like a ball
One thing you can do to combat lower back pain is…wait for it…exercise! Yep. Good ol’ exercise. An interesting fact about endorphins (the chemical released when we workout) is that they can be JUST as strong as pain medication. This is because they work to block pain signals from registering in the brain. Woaah. Trippy, right?
As Jackelyn mentioned in the video, having a weak core can also contribute to lower back pain. This occurs because the muscles in your abs actually help support your lower spine. So when you strengthen and tone your abs, you’re ALSO helping your back!
Jackelyn also brought up having “tight glutes”. Having tight glutes and tight hamstrings can be factors in low back pain. If your sacroiliac joints are stressed, this leads to more pain. Stretch out your booty and hamstrings daily, if you can!
Working with cold and heat therapy can be beneficial with lower back pain. Cold therapy has two main benefits:
It reduces inflammation.
It works as a local anesthetic by slowing nerve impulses.
Applying heat to the painful area works in two ways:
Stimulates blood flow.
It stops pain messages from being signaled.
And of course, if pain persists or is really severe, please consult a doctor to make sure something else isn’t going on.
Here is where I get all of my music! Epidemic Sound:
My outfit & yoga mat are from:
Cassey Ho is an award-winning fitness instructor, entrepreneur and online personality. As the creator behind Blogilates, the #1 female fitness channel on YouTube, she’s transformed millions of lives through helping them achieve their strength and weight-loss goals. She focuses on making fitness fun and the results are evident. Cassey's unique format, POP Pilates©, which launched as a workout video on YouTube in 2009, has become a live fitness class that can be taken at gyms all over the world with over 3,000 POP Pilates classes being taught monthly. Her authenticity continues to shine through, making her one of the most relatable fitness icons online and beyond. She's also the author of the best-selling book, Hot Body Year Round and is the designer of her own activewear line, POPFLEX.
With a wide range of free workout videos available, Cassey's channel focuses on ab exercises, butt & thigh exercises, arm exercises, pilates, cardio routines, fat burning workouts, high intensity interval training workouts (HIIT), stretching and flexibility routines and so much more!
Blogilates and oGorgeous Inc. strongly recommend that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program.
You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise.
You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Blogilates and oGorgeous Inc. from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of Blogilates' and oGorgeous Inc.'s negligence.