One of the most debilitating, bothersome and time-stealing problems for riders is low back pain. Many back experts report that low back pain is the fifth most common reason for all physician visits in the United States. Contrary to what many people think – low back pain is also reported to be the most frequent activity limitation in people younger than 45 years old.1, 2, 3
One thing is for sure – we love our horses. We spend countless hours taking the best care of them and often leave less time to take care of our own health and fitness. Fitness for the polo player must do two main jobs. It must improve performance and it must decrease the chance for injury.
Get Fit for Riding, Exercises for Everyone!
Cross training for riders is a relatively new idea in the horse world. This article form the May 2008 issue of Horse Illustrated discusses the importance of cross training for riders and how it dramatically improves riding skill and endurance.
On of the most debilitating, bothersome and time-stealing problems in the lives of many riders is low back pain. Unfortunately most preventative and long-term measures are seldom done regularly; riders don’t want to spend time exercising, we want to ride. So we need exercises to better our ride while we prevent the bodily discomforts that plague us – solutions geared to riding.
OCTOBER 09 NEWSLETTER
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This month I am pleased to announce three new e-books available for sale. Below are three sample exercises.