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Testimonial: The Combo of EarthFIT and Back Pain Relief4Life

Published on January 10, 2017 By ihart

The combo of EarthFit Body-Mind Transformation Center and Back Pain Relief4Life has Deb jogging again.

“Before I joined EarthFIT and before I started the program, my life was not existent. I had issues with my back – severe back pain. I couldn’t get up off a chair. Basically, I had tremendous back pain just sitting, just standing. When I came in to EarthFIT it was my last hope, basically, and I sat down and spoke with you, Ian, and you’d explain what back program was about and we started. And now 9 Months later, I’m jogging, which is phenomenal because I could barely get up off a chair.

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Back Pain Relief4Life Testimonial Karen K

Published on October 18, 2016 By ihart

Back Pain Relief4Life is the world’s simplest and most effective way to eliminate back pain naturally… without the need for drugs… surgery… or fancy equipment. It is a lower back pain cure that beats out every other back pain remedy and option in the world for getting a healthy and strong back.

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3 Components of Back Pain

Published on October 5, 2016 By ihart

“Hey! What’s going on? It’s Ian Hart here with MyBackPainCoach.com and I wanted to do a quick video about the 3 components of back pain and there’s actually one that is major but it’s not really spoken about often, and so I want to bring that up here. (If you hear music we have people training in the background so you’ll get that part of the video.)

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“…you’re always thinking okay… this will fail too but it didn’t and it worked!”

Published on June 22, 2016 By ihart

“I would definitely recommend Relief4Life to anyone that wants to strengthen their back, relieve back pain, and just live a healthier life.   

Before Relief4Life I spent many days confined to my bed because I had a lot of lower back pain that affected my sciatic nerve, my foot drop was a lot worse, it caused me to find an occupation where I had to work from home because I suffered so much severe lower back pain.

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Published on March 28, 2016 By ihart

Beaufort health and fitness: Proprioception

“Hey! What’s going on? It’s Ian Hart here and today I wanted to talk to you about Proprioception and how it relates to back pain and other pain that you might be having. So if you’ve seen some of my videos on mobility, as well as just active movement and the back programs specifically then you know that proprioception is a major factor in those things.

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Beaufort Personal Trainer: Sentence Stemming

Published on February 24, 2016 By ihart

Make the unconscious conscious with sentence stemming.

“Hey! What’s going on? It’s Ian Hart here with MyBackPainCoach.com, EarthFITtraining.com and BackPainRelief4Life.com. And today I wanted to go over with some things that would help you shine a light on areas in your life that you can change. So most people are aware of what is consciously going on in your life, they’re understanding, like what’s in the reality consciously, but they’re not fully aware of what’s going on subconsciously. Maybe the talks that they have with themselves, inner talk, the chatter that’s going on, the emotions that they might push down that tend to manifest out in reality whether in pain in their body or emotional issues or relationship issues, etc.. And so today I wanted to give you a simple way to maybe shine some light, and it’s kind of a first step in a process that would help you kind of coach yourself to, maybe, a better life.

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Finish 18 Holes Of Golf Back Pain Free

Published on March 25, 2014 By ihart

"Welcome and congratulations on finding this video. Today I'm going to speak to you about finishing 18 holes pain free. I'm a Back Pain Expert, my name is Ian Hart and we see a lot of people who golf and have back pain and it's extremely common. We've created program specifically for that, but what I want you to do today is to tell you how you can minimize and reduce your pain throughout 18 holes and even go the whole 18 holes without feeling pain at all, or having a worry about injury occurring or pain and discomfort the next day.   
A few things for the most part, many people are sedentary these days. So they're sitting down all day and what that's doing is putting compression on the spine – and your spine is like a mold. When you sit down into a certain position, it molds into that position. It's not ideal for any athletic endeavor. So make sure that you are not sitting all day before you go and play golf. And if you are sitting for majority of the day, it's important that you do warm ups and mobility drills. If you want to check out our mobility drills, we have one in this section on YouTube so you can check that out. But this is the important thing… If you are sitting down all day, you don't do any warm up and stretching, your hips are tight and your lower back and core are weak – that's a recipe for absolute disaster. So we want to increase hip mobility, core strength and stability around the lower back. If the muscles that supports the spine are weak and your hips are tight every time you go to swing the golf ball, you're going to be torquing your spine and creating micro trauma. 
So I want you to think about a day if you're sitting down all day, you don't warm up and you go and start to hit golf balls, what's going to happen is, you're spine is now molded into a certain position, your hips are tight, now you're going in torquing your spine because your hip’s mobility is limited so all that energy and force ends up in the spine. Then you're going to pick up golf balls and each time you're going to pick them up, you hunch over and not pick them up properly and you're creating a micro trauma literally could be every time, it's like a little prick to the disc and then the disc gets a little bit less fluid and overtime it degenerates. Everybody all across the world as they age, the disc degenerates. But we only have so many amounts of spinal flexion and torque that you can put on the spine before it disintegrates faster.
So we want to decrease the amount of pressure put on the lower back and the way that’s done is by having the correct muscle structure around the hips, pelvis and the spine. And also moving correctly while we have that structure set up. So, when you pick up the ball every time, it needs to be a full squat. You see how when I go down all the stress is being put down the knees, the hamstrings and the glutes. This is actually allowing for more strength and activation of the glutes that can be used during a golf swing. As opposed to leaning over, hunching over, all the stress on the lower back and then coming back up and again microtrauma on the lower back – until microtrauma builds up and then pop you throw your back out or you have severe soreness the next day; there's compression, inflammation, all around the back, and then it limits your ability to play golf later on and you're shortening the life-span of playing golf for years. 
So we don't want to end up [on] bed rest because of back pain, we don't want to stop playing golf because of back pain. So if you follow this simple formula of making sure you do warmup and mobility drills before ever swinging the golf club especially if you've been in a sedentary lifestyle all day or sitting all day – or all week for that matter – and then going to play golf. Mobility drills daily will help you if you're planning to play golf on a weekends and you sit all day. Then, making sure that you have the hip mobility, hips are loosened up, your abs are tight while you are swinging the golf ball and then as you walk throughout the 18 holes, you are properly picking up the ball by squatting down and keeping your back straight. That’s going to prevent major trauma later on. We're minimizing the miniscule trauma or the microtrauma daily. So you are putting money in the bank allowing your back less stress, more love and compassion, and that is what's going to help your overall golf game.
So if you want a specific program that can help, we have some mobility videos on YouTube, full body mobility videos and then we have some hip mobility videos that are perfect for golf and specific for golf. If you want a full program that targets your hips, your abs, decompresses the spine, take stress off all the area around the pelvis and then also helps your knees, hips and ankles, your rotational stability which is very important for the golf swing, then go ahead and click the link below for our Back Pain Relief program and you can see the results that other golfers have had following this program and I'm sure that you will love it and you will see results even if you don't have back pain. So go ahead and click the link below and see if it's for you."

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20 Years of Hip Pain And Back Pain Gone with Back Pain Relief4Life

Published on March 19, 2014 By ihart

“I can stretch further than I've ever been able to. Relief4Life has worked wonders.”

“Before Relief4Life, I had pretty much constant pain on my hip and by back everyday and it limited a lot of the movements that I could do. I've been in pain for probably the last 20 years. 

I was skeptical about Relief4Life because I was not sure that I could do the program.  I did not know if it would help me or if it would hurt me and I was just a little nervous about Relief4Life. 
Absolutely yes I would recommend Relief4Life for anyone who is having back issues. If you have any concerns, you should come in and talk to them and they will just relieve any concerns you have about the Relief4Life program.
Today's my last day with the program Relief4Life and it's been wonderful. I feel great. I just finished working out and it’s been  a relief on my back. I can stretch further than I've ever been able to. Relief4Life has worked wonders.”

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Golf Hip Mobility and Flexibility

Published on March 17, 2014 By ihart

"Congratulations on taking the first step to relieving your back pain! I am Ian Hart, and today I'm going to take you through one of the simplest and easiest ways to relieve your back pain fast. So what I'm going to show you today is going to increase your hip mobility, reducing pain on your lower back and knees. It's 4 simple and easy movements to do. If your hips are immobile or too stable during a golf swing, that is going to hinder your ability to output power throughout the swing. So when you increase mobility in the hips, it's going to allow for greater energy transference from the ground through your body, through the swing and ultimately to the golf ball, allowing for greater accuracy and precision throughout the movement. These simple stretches will allow you to play a round of golf pain-free as well as hit the ball further.  
These 4 simple and easy movements that we are going to show you right now only take a few minutes and I hope you find relief so we're going to get them started right now. 
Alright so here we are… I'm on my mat. All you need is a floor with a mat and a pillow or a towel (or a ball) to place behind your head for only the first movement.
So the first movement is going to create hip mobility. Now you would  benefit even more if you do the full body mobility drill or a type of a warm up before you get these exercises, because you typically want blood flow into the muscles, you want to get warmed up before you do any stretching. If not, that is okay. This first exercise will at least get the blood flowing and give you a little bit of a warm up. So here we go. 
We're going to the 1st movement which is a SINGLE FROG LEG, that's what we call it Single Frog Leg looks like a frog. So you're pulling the knee into the chest slow in control, you're pushing it out to the side and going forward. You might hear some cracking and popping, that is okay, we’re just working out the kinks. Just make sure you are focusing on the form and slowly pushing the leg forward and pushing out to the side. We are doing 3 sets of 8 repetitions. So when you pull the knee back, you want to tilt the pelvis slightly so you feel the abs. Make sure your knee is staying straight and then you’re circling out to the side.  Don't make your foot come out too far here and then pushing forward, and now repeat. So you're loosening up the hip. You will feel the hip loosening up. And remember, focus your mind on the movements. Don't just go through the movements, think about the muscles that are connected to the hip and the pelvis. That is where the benefit comes in. So you're going to switch sides, same thing. You might notice that one side is a little bit tighter than the other. That is good news because now we are going to rebalance  them and this is going to help your golf swing. The more balanced your body is, the better you will be able to send impulses throughout your whole body and then hit the golf ball with more precision. So we are doing 3 sets of 8 repetitions again. I'm going to show you one set and then you can pause and then do 3 sets on your own. Okay, so now I'm starting to feel the hips loosen up. It's very important to go ahead and do 2 more sets – so that is the Single Frog Leg. You start to feel your hips loosen up right away. 
Now we are moving in to the next exercise or stretch. If you notice when I got up off the floor I rolled on to my elbow to use my elbow as support as I stand up, especially if you're already dealing with lower back pain. You don't want to put stress on your body by jerking yourself up off the floor. So get up slowly. The next one is the HIP FLEXOR STRETCH – you're going to put your left foot out in front. Your right knee out behind. The right knee is not putting too much pressure on the ground, you are actually putting pressure in your hip. So your hip flexors are right here, they touched the front of the femur or down here where the quad is and then they come up and they touched specifically one muscle attaches to your lower lumbar spine, that is what we're trying to stretch. You will actually feel it up into your stomach. So you're going to hold it for 10 seconds, pushing hips forward, tighten your abs and then hold it. Make sure you are breathing through the movement and then relax and then we are going to repeat. We are going to do 3 sets. This time we're going a little bit further, deep breath in, tighten the abs, breath out and then go a little bit more forward. You'll notice right away I have my hip flexors released. We're going to relax again, one more time, deep breath in, go forward keep the abs tight, we're moving forward with the hips not putting too much pressure down with the knee. Feel a good, deep stretch… We're going to switch legs. So same thing on the other side, abs tight pushing the hips forward. If you're hips are very tight, you're going to feel this right away. So just think about those muscles. Don't go too hard, too fast, ease into it especially on the first stretch you'll just feel slight discomfort. Reset, come back in 10 seconds. You can actually go more than 10 seconds, we recommend 15 seconds or more per stretch. Okay, second one and then push a little bit further this time. You'll notice as my range motion my hip mobility increases, I can get lower and lower. Each time you do this, you'll start to see your hip mobility increasing. Okay. So there you go… that is 3 sets of the Hip Flexor Stretch.
Now we're going to lay back down on the floor. Same thing, we are going to get into our butt first, slowly lay back using our elbow. Take the ball away and we're going to go into a GLUTES STRETCH. So we're going to put your left knee or your left foot over your right knee and you are going to pull the right knee into the chest. As you pull into the chest, we're feeling a stretch in your glutes. Your glute is another word for your butt – that is one of the largest muscle groups in the body. We're pulling back a little bit more, we're holding for 15 seconds. Again, doing 3 sets so pull back and then relax. And 3rd set, pull back a little bit more each time, deep breaths. I want you breathe and think about the breath of oxygen going into the muscle that you're stretching and then breathe out and pull back a little bit further. Okay we're going to do one more set on that side and then switch legs. So you're going to go to the other side, and then pull the knee into the chest, deep breath in, breathe and pull back a little further and relax. Okay that is the first set. The first set you might feel the tightest. Second set, you want to feel a little bit looser, pull back a little bit more and synchronize it with your breathing. So deep breath in, breathe out and pull back a little bit further.
Okay so one more set of the Glutes stretch and then you're going to go into what is called the PIRIFORMIS STRETCH. The Piriformis is a hip rotator muscle that lies underneath the glutes. And what you're going to do is take your left leg and pull it across to your right shoulder so you are going to pull it down and across. We don't want to twist the hips too much we want to keep the back flat, pull and try to feel right below the glutes a smaller muscle. For those of you who have a very tight hips, you might just feel an impingement in your hips. If that is the case, that is okay. The stretch might not work for you. So you're pulling back holding for 15 seconds taking deep breaths in, breathe in to that stretch, breathe out, pull back a little bit further. Okay we're going to do 2 more sets of that stretch so 3 sets total on each side of 15 seconds. I'll show you what the other side looks like pulling across. And again if you're imbalanced, you will feel one side more than the other. For example, right now I feel slightly this side a little bit more, my right side is a little bit tighter in this area. Deep breaths in, breathe out, pull back a little further and relax. All right, so 2 more sets on the right hand side and now we're going to go into the next stretch. 
This is a bonus. I told you 4 stretches but this one is a bonus stretch in combination. This is like a formula with everything that we just did that is going to enhance your hip mobility as well that give you more power throughout your golf swing. So knees locked sitting up nice and straight, you're going to move from your lower back, reaching for your toes. If this is very hard for you, what you can do is use a rope around your feet or a belt, making sure you keep your knees locked because we are activating or stretching the hamstrings right now as well as trying to reach a muscles around the pelvis in the lower back. So knees locked, bringing the forehead down towards the knees, and reaching for your toes. We’re going to hold for 15 seconds, come back up, reset. The second set you should go even further and remember we are going slow in control, no jerking, no bouncing movements. And again, reaching further, head down, and relax. All right, one more set of that holding it for 15 seconds focusing on your breathing, synchronize your breathing through the stretching. Right now, you should start to feel your hips loosen up, you should feel very good. 
I want to thank you for watching this video and taking the step to relieving your back pain, increasing your hip mobility and therefore improving your golf swing and golf game all the way. Have a great day."

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3 Exercises For Instant Back Pain Relief

Published on March 14, 2014 By ihart

"Hey! It's Ian Hart here and today I'm going to show you how to increase mobility in your hips and stability in your abs, so that you can hit the golf ball while protecting your back and at the same time hit it further; because the power comes from hip mobility and core stability. So not only are you going to hit the ball further but you're going to protect the back, which is very important because you don't want back pain taking you out of your game. And we've seen it occur over and over again and it takes people out of the game for a long time because they're torquing their back rather than using their hips for the mobility aspect of it.

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