Clare started online coaching with me in early Summer 2019. She had been diagnosed with a bulging disc in her lower back which was extremely painful and totally restricted any movement, never mind her ability to exercise! Read on to see how she is getting on.
How did you hear about Adam’s online coaching?
Adam is my lovely friend Laura’s husband! So I knew all about his coaching and training and asked Laura if he could help me after I had an injury.
How long have you been using online coaching with Adam and why did you start?
I started online coaching with Adam early Summer 2019. I had been diagnosed with a bulging disc in my lower back which was extremely painful and totally restricted my movement, never mind my exercise! I had undergone a nerve block and 8 weeks after this my consultant said I was ready to start with some physio exercises. Although these were helping at first, I felt I needed help to progress further and to progress and make a difference to my daily life more quickly.
What is your favourite exercise?
Not sure I have a favourite haha! I’m not really a gym/exercise person if I’m honest, but I feel so much benefit from the workouts that they are totally worth it!
How has training with Adam helped you to achieve your goals?
Since starting my programme with Adam I very quickly felt the benefits to my lower back pain – I became more stable and the discomfort gradually reduced. It has taken time, and Adam has gradually adapted the workouts to challenge me more, whilst still being very careful of my lower back. I feel so much stronger, happier and aware of my body and how to make movements correctly, using other muscle groups eg glutes & core to avoid any strain on my lower back.
What is your proudest moment?
I don’t have a specific ‘moment’ as this has been a gradual journey that I am still ongoing – however, I am in such a better place with my mobility and pain – I largely attribute this to the workouts and I guess I am proud that I kept going and progressed them to see a steady improvement in my condition. I know that this is now a part of my everyday life and I need to keep up to the workouts on a regular basis to continue to feel the benefit. At one point I never thought that I would be able to do any type of exercise again – Adam has helped me to go further than I thought possible!
Do you follow a strict food plan?
Not really – I didn’t ask Adam to review my diet/food as my plan was not for weight loss – it was purely to help me with my injury and to gain strength, mobility and fitness
What is your favourite treat food?
Is wine a good answer?!
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