Back support belt.
I was talking to someone yesterday about posture. He told me that he was using something similar to this back support belt. He bought it to correct his posture. So far he feels it has given him good results.
He wears it from time to time. I told him the trick to getting good posture is to strengthen his upper back. Then he would not have to use the device. This back support belt can eventually make those muscles very weak.
Let me explain.
What does a back support belt do?
The belt was made for physical therapy. This was meant to help you while you recover and regain your strength.
Are belts bad for your back?
The belt can be bad if you only depend on it for posture and support. If you use this too long, your body will not rely on your core muscles. This can cause atrophy. Then this causes your back to hurt.
What can I do to stop my wearing my back support belt?
There will always be new things to buy to fix something in your body. But in reality, you should aim to fix the problem. Not slap a band-aid on it.
Instead of buying the latest gadget – invest in your health.
You will have to do these 3 things:
?Self-myofascial release (SMR)
Some of these exercises include:
?-bent over dumbbell cobra
These exercises will help strengthen your:
Ditching the back support belt is more possible than you think. If you’ve been using one it’s not too late to start recovering your back and core strength. Start with these exercises and go from there.
I recommend you start with some back stretches before exercising or doing heavy work. Download my free e-book on stretches for your back. Then do these exercises. You got this!
For more information, or better yet, for a personalized plan, let’s chat! I hope you find the relief you seek! Thanks for reading.
Corrective Exercise Specialist
Rafael has been in the health and fitness industry since 2006. He is certified by the NASM & insured.
Areas of Expertise
Joint Pain Relief, Post-Rehab Personal Training, Posture Correction, Weight Loss, Nutrition, Strength Training, Core and Balance, Flexibility and Mobility, Muscle Gain, Posture, TRX, Functional Training, Myofascial Release, Cardiovascular Conditioning, Injury Prevention, Stress Reduction, Corrective Exercise, Golf