So first let me put this in perspective. I sarted doing mreo exercise and then started suffering for it.
I was feeling stiff and achy and fed up. To be honest I was really fed up. After all who ants to feel worse for exercising. I felt worse and I really was thinking of stopping my new exercise routine. That wasn’t ideal as I needed to keep my fitness and was pleased about losing weight and fitting my clothes better.
Right – so you can see my dilemma!
Do I stop or not?
First, I reached for my phone and googled – like we all do for some advice.
Initially I came across some useful tips by this team of professional. They cover massage, sports therapy and chiropractors too.
This is their blogs site www.backblog.co.uk but I found they do more than backs. Just check out this little information summary about exercise classes. It really saved me (but wasn’t the best thing, that’s still to come later)
Use Exercise Classes with some Caution – Hmm
- Spinning Classes – on stationary bikes. Adjust the bike, get a good position and don’t go too fast.
- Body Pumping Exercise Classes – uses light to moderate weights. No bouncing but lunges, bends and crunches.
- Step Classes – These have been around for years and are simple all body workout with a lot of choice between low and high impact movements.
- Crazy: Body-Combat, Weights Based and other New Types of Classes
- Body Attack Classes (sounds full on doesn’t it) – high energy class. Lunges, press ups, squats, running and jumping.
- Jump Fit Classes (new to me I had not heard of these) – on mini trampolines. Their professional advice is that these are fun but can be difficult to control your movements.
Of-Course they said to Ask you Chiropractor or Massage Therapist
But to be fair they did give lots of information away for free. I mean I’ve never paid them for any of the things I learnt from their sites. They say that your chiropractor or massage therapist will be happy to share any local knowledge about exercise classes and gyms. They might know what best suits you. Just let your health professional know that you’re keen to do!
If you’re not already a patient somewhere, then think about calling someone for some phone advice – free again.
So Now My Spikey Saviour
No, it’s not Sonic the Hedgehopg. But does kind of look like him.
I‘m sharing a spikey massage ball tip (or you can even use a simple tennis ball or hockey or lacrosse ball or cricket ball I suppose). I can use these to help relieve muscle tension throughout my aching body.
I picked up the tip from the web when and I think it’s important to compliment your exercises and any other self-help tips with Spikey Massage Ball advice whenever appropriate.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blog and please get stuck in with Sonic (I mean your spikey ball).
If you are wondering I am still exercising and fit my clothes better than ever. Yay no more tubby-tum for me.
But I also feel better and suppler. This simple massage ball tip really saved me from stiffness and rigidness which was especially hard in the mornings.
I also stopped running recently and changed to low impact cycling which seemed to help too but the best thing as my spikey ball which I keep at home ready for use three times a week.
So, what are you waiting for get out there and get self-massaging.