If you’re above the age of 30, it’s certain that you have experienced or are currently experiencing lower back pain.
Martin had to travel extensively as part of running a successful patent law firm and spent at least 30 hours a month on planes. Back then, he flew business class not because he wanted to but because he had to – flying economy would cause him to suffer from excruciating pain for the next few days.
Sitting down hurts, standing up hurts, lying down hurts – pretty much any movement would hurt and he had to spend the next days on medication and moving around gingerly.
As the owner of the company, all expenses were basically out of his own pocket. Flying business meant spending 2-3x of an economy ticket, minimum.
However, the pain he had to endure during and after a 15-hour flight was enough to force him to pay the extra thousands of dollars for a bigger seat on business class.
On top of the extra thousands of dollars to fly business, he also wasted his most valuable asset – time. Time travelling to clinics and sitting in the waiting rooms to see doctors and physiotherapists for his back pain.
After Martin got his back stronger from barbell strength training, he can now fly economy without his back killing him.
He no longer has to waste his precious time sitting in waiting rooms of clinics.
If you’re getting frustrated of living with lower back pain, a stronger back could save you money, time and agony.
Watch the video and listen to Martin talk about his life before and after strength training and how he enjoys the camaraderie at Hygieia Strength & Conditioning.