Unfortunately, back pain is a common discomfort these days. There’s the stress on the body from sitting at a desk all day, stress tension from everyday life and funky fad workouts going around that could injure the back, and as this move alone may seem funky and make you feel a bit silly, I guarantee it will loosen you up (yes, you can laugh at yourself doing it), strengthen your core over time and relieve back pain once and for all! Watch the video below from, Dr. Brianne Grogan, DPT is a women’s health physical therapist, fitness expert and learn the move:
“I am trained as a women’s health physical therapist, but you won’t find me in the clinic taking clients through sets of traditional rehabilitative exercises; rather, you’ll find me shouting from the rooftops about the glories of hip circles, the one (fun!) move that can help you achieve a more flexible body that’s free from pain.
Hip circles (and other forms of multi-planar movement) build core strength and flexibility in a quick, enjoyable way. They get you out of the rut of straight-plane, linear movement and activate muscles that are rarely used in modern life. Hip circles can relieve back pain, tone the core, loosen up tight hips, and spice up your fitness routine if it’s feeling a little flat. They’re safe, effective, and anyone can do them—no coordination, no special equipment, and no significant amount of space is required.”