Could a Personal Trainer help me with my aches & Pains?
Putting it simply yes! If the trainer has good knowledge of anatomy and how muscles actually work they will be able to either train you properly with correct exercise technique or provide you with a specific program to help fix your aches or injury.
Say for example you sit down all day at work, your hips may become short and tight and your glute muscles under-active, upon then training exercises such as squats and deadlifts you may feel that your lower back is doing all the work due to the reasons mentioned above, this would be something an experienced personal trainer could fix.
So how could I help you?
I could help you fix any postural issues, aches and pains and even help strengthen your muscles pre & post operation. We would do this with correct exercise technique, selection & programming, releasing and inhibiting tight muscles and we would work on strengthening muscles that are under-active. This will help adjust your posture to a more neutral position which in turn will alleviate aches and pains.
I have a number of personal trainers I highly recommend from many years in the industry myself. Upon completing a Full consultation, postural assessment and treatment in which we could identify any areas of issues and concern, I would pass your details on to one of my recommended trainers. We would then create a specific gym programme to help fix any issues, this could be anything from strengthening a muscles to releasing certain muscles.
A specific example
Here is an example of how exercise can cause muscle issues and imbalances.
Every guy loves to train arms and especially biceps, triceps on the other hand as you can’t see them in the mirror definitely get neglected a little bit more. Biceps flex the elbow and your triceps extend the elbow joint.
If someone trained biceps everyday for 1 hour overtime the biceps would get very strong, but also due to being worked so much they would also become short and tight. The triceps on the other hand due to being underworked would be come lengthened and weak.
What you would find happen is when you try and extend you elbow or fully straighten your arms you would feel pain in the triceps due to the biceps being so tight and now allow the triceps to shorten (extend the elbow). You would also more than likely suffer from some form on elbow tendonitis due to inflamed tendons at the elbow.
How would we fix this? We would design a specific program to help stretch your biceps and elbow flexors and incorporate exercises to help activate and strengthen your triceps.
In terms of a dysfunction this one is quite easy to fix but, upper and lower back pain and issues with the hips involve many muscles and can be much trickier and take much longer to fix.
Online Personal Training
I also offer online Personal training which would be with myself, we would factor in any muscular issues you have in addition to your actual goal whether it be muscle gain or weight loss. This is a bespoke service therefore please contact me directly to discuss. In addition to this I can provide you with an Online plan that you would simply follow yourself.
Ant was welcoming, took my pain history and talked me through what he was manipulating. Been having a lot of trouble with my left hip, went for a walk today and no hint of old pain. He sent me exercises to do after my appointment to continue to strengthen my problem areas. Will be booking again soon.
Ant is brilliant – he really knows anatomy and massage, and will not only fix you with his hands, but also send you exercises to help prevent issues reoccurring. In addition, you'll have a good chat, get film recommendations, and all with alt rock background music – far better than the usual ambient pan pipe nonsense. Highly recommended!
Ant is brilliant ! He has the knowledge of a great physio combined with strong and targeted massage technique that just works and gets me moving again ! Turned up with a sore kneee that wouldnt bend left completely fine and fixed plus a clear understanding of what had caused the problem. He even emailed me exercises later that day to help avoid future problems. Cannot recommend enough !! Thanks Ant !
Really good massage. I've been used to massage therapists just going in with their hands and not asking questions, but Jessika talked to me about my motivations for booking and then worked on the specific areas that needed it. I came out feeling like I had clouds for muscles, and my posture is already better. Amazing!
I’ve had chronic issues with my neck and back and I always leave Circle 8 feeling miles better. Ant is very knowledgeable and always makes sure to explain what may be causing the pain and discomfort. He is brilliant at what he does and is also really friendly. Definitely would recommend!
Circle8 is top notch for any niggles you might have, however big or small. Ant and the team are mega knowledgeable, they can feel exactly where you pain might be coming from, release your tension professionally, and even offer follow up exercises and mobility work to treat and prevent further issues. I’d highly recommend them to anyone looking for sports massage in Leeds city centre.
Best massage ive ever had. Ant is really friendly, great to chat to on the more painful areas of the massage and excellent aftercare advice. Wish I'd have found this place sooner! Cannot recommend enough, will definitely be back!
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When you come for a massage at Circle8 we don’t just treat your issue and send you away, we find out exactly which movements and muscles are causing it, explain to you what’s actually happening, give you exercises in the gym and at home that you can do to help alleviate and eventually get rid of your issue.