If I had a favorite combination exercise for the low back, hips, and knees…this is IT!
The #1 benefit is likely it’s ability to take the load off of your low back and give you more confidence that you back will support you.
For the hips…it will help you get more mobility AND stability along with good functional movement that floods your nervous system with good input that has an overall dampening effect on pain.
Lastly…the benefit as a knee exercise may be more profound if your knees hurt going up and down stairs. (If it hurts your knees to do this exercise, then please do not perform it…you need more remedial work and possibly some guidance through the online training course and coaching at www.corewellnessinstitiute.com.
If you have pain, especially low back pain, do a “pre-exercise audit” by doing a movement that stirs up your pain and rate it 0 to 10 (10 being worst). Then perform the movement slowly on each side 5 to 10 times….then do a “post exercise audit” and rate your pain level.
Also…if you have specific difficulty or pain with the movement tell me what that is so I can address it in a future episode. If you want more specific help, join us inside the Core Wellness Institute!