What makes us different?

How to get rid of my neck, waist and back pain?

When I ask people who want me to give lessons about why they do sports, one of the answers I get frequently is "I want my back, back and neck pain to go away". I think the most important reason for this is a sedentary lifestyle. I believe that unused muscles lose their strength as time went away.
These pains can be very challenging for people who spend time sitting in front of the computer, especially 7-8 hours a day. It reduces their quality of life.

It is possible to have postural deterioration besides these pains.  We can exemplify the inactivity of today's people as follows; When we compare the daily movement of a person working at a desk today with the effort made by primitive men to survive like hunting, gathering etc., we will see a very significant difference. Just as a fish must swim and a lion must run, man must move.
In one of the pieces of training I received in the first years, my trainer said: "People are already sitting all day, get them up, move them." Unfortunately, we are very inactive and we don't need to go back even to ancient times so we can understand this.

Even the daily energy expended by our grandparents when they are young is incomparable to us.
Or the daily activities of a child who grew up in generation Z is even very far from us, which we grew up playing games on the street in our childhood. Considering all these details, what could be more natural than people who live so sedentary and do not exercise regularly?

So what can we do for eliminating these pains?

In our first meetings with my students, when we talk about the reasons for doing sports, I say that one of our most important goals is to strengthen the muscles around the pelvis and spine.
We do training not just for weight loss; we train not only to provide postural benefits by working correctly and in a balanced way, and to reduce the effect of existing pain but also train so that we can prevent and reduce the possibility of injuries in the future.

When we strengthen the muscles around the spine, pelvis and joint areas and, if possible, maintain the ideal weight, we will lighten the load on these areas?. On the contrary, if the person continues his/her training with programs that are not suitable for him/her, and with the incorrect movement forms, this pain may increase and he/she may injure himself/herself.

Even if he/she does not feel anything at that moment while doing training, where he does not see any signs of injury, which he believes that it is very good for him,  these damages may occur in the future, and they can reduce the quality of life. Our primary aim is to improve the quality of life.
It is to enable him/her to get the movements he/she can do in his/her daily life in his 20s, 30s and 40s (climbing stairs, bending down and picking up something from the ground, etc.) still done at the age of 70. A coach is successful to the extent that he can provide this to his student.

"I am an office worker, what should I do to relieve my pain?"

My first recommendation is to add the right sport for you and active life to your life.
But if you still have to sit in front of a computer for hours, you can:

  • Get up and move every 30 minutes, do some flexibility exercises and then get back to work.
  • Keep your computer at eye level, so you don't have to look up or down constantly.
  • If you have ongoing pain, be sure to consult an algiatrist (pain specialist) before training.
  • Try to walk as much as possible (in the open air with plenty of oxygen if possible) during the breaks.

NOTE: Sports science is a constantly evolving field. As of January the 13th, 2023, as a result of current research and my personal experience, here are my views. As new experiments are conducted and new research results are published, the opposite of what is written here can be claimed.