This post is sponsored by BackJoy and the Get Down to the Core challenge. I was given some free products to enjoy plus I have included affiliate links below. All opinions are my own!
I’m a day late and a dollar short. But I didn’t want to miss telling you about this 21 day challenge.
The Get Down to the Core challenge started yesterday. The challenge can be completed at home, the gym and even the office. It was designed to work your deepest core muscle called the transverses abdomens (TrA) in just a few minutes, a few times each week.
This program is free and easy for anyone to complete. The TrA muscles are often overlooked. Focusing on them will help with less back pain YEA and a flatter tummy. Bonus!
This program was designed by Dr. Mark Barnes, national recognized doctor of physical therapy and creator of the award-winning Telespine program, and Coach Carrie Barry, nationally and internationally known in Olympic Style Boxing (whoo hoo) and a 10-time National Champion.
One of my readers who participate will get a cool BackJoy prize package worth $55. I’m currently using their SitSmart product that they sent me to try out. It’s supposed to help improve posture and relieve back pain.
As many of you know, I recently found out that I have a bulging disc plus I have some neuropathy, Meralgia paresthetica….you name it I have it ha ha So it would be beneficial to use some of the BackJoy products to see if it will help the numbness in my thigh.
Get signed up for the free challenge at Get Down to the Core. There are three tests that you take at the beginning of the challenge and again at the end so you can measure your improvement. Then each week they will provide 2-4 exercises (with videos for each) that will help build up the TrA muscles so that you see improvement in flexibility, you experience less back pain, and many other benefits. Sounds good to me!
Why Inner Core Strength is Important
Maybe you have already heard that having a strong core is the key to healing and preventing lower back pain, but why? Your core muscles work together to stabilize and protect your spine. Whether you are picking something up off the floor, swinging a golf club or getting out of a bed, a strong core protects your back. When you have a strong core, the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen work together in harmony. However, when you have weak core simple or large tasks can put too much pressure on your spine, the supporting muscles, leading to injury and pain. Additionally, weak core muscles promote poor posture which leads to more issues such as more stress, increased headaches and weakening bones and joint health.
There will be product giveaways throughout the challenge and they will have three grand prize winners – most improved based on the test results, most engaged on social media and most active on completing the online tracker.
So here we go….
I am going to try to get involved but I am just now getting back into the swing of my workouts. I did want to make sure that you all heard about it and could get involved.
What do you do to help ease back pain?