Fitness Education Kind Words

Do you ever get negative email?

The kind of email that is so negative and biting.

It is amazing that someone could write something so mean.

I got one of those emails earlier this week. It kind of put me in a tail spin for a few days. You get wondering about what you are doing.

Thankfully, I have had a few kinds words that have been sent to me, that have rubbed out the mean words.

Let me share them with you.

This is an email Sharon sent me about the Shoulder Injury Guide that she signed up for:

Hi Rick,

Thank you so much for the gifts. It is amazing what you gave. I found the course I took with you really good and all your information very valuable. I appreciate the time you put in sharing your knowledge with us.

Thanks,

MS

Here is a nice email from a client that I trained on Sunday. I don’t usually do training on Sunday but I decided to give it a go and I was very happy that I was able to help her out. This is the email that she sent me:

It too was nice meeting you. For the first time in a very long time I had an almost pain free walk. I have noticed my low back pain has greatly decreased as well as my right hip pain. I am truly amazed.

Regards,

PD

A nice email about yesterdays blog post:

Two thumbs up for this article:)

GS

I also got a question about foam rolling and pregnancy. Let me share with you the answer that I sent her:

Just wondering if it is okay to continue foam rolling while pregnant? I am now 11 weeks.

S

If you have been active and are in good shape, you should be find doing lower body foam rolling. For example the legs and gluteus area.

You will have to see how you are when it comes to moving from standing to sitting. At 11 weeks, you should be fine. If you have any difficulties or dizziness when doing this, let your doctor know and discontinue the foam rolling.

I would not do any foam rolling in the lower back or abdominal area.

You will have to see how you are when doing mid back foam rolling. If you have good core strength it should be fine but as you get later in your pregnancy, you may have to cut that out.

One other thing, as your pregnancy continues on, your joints will be come more and more relaxed. You will have to be cautious or even cut out any of the foam rolling you are doing for mobility, for example in the thoracic or pelvic area.

I hope this helps out.

Just a reminder, I do read all of my email. I am not perfect and my ideas and theories are always evolving. Before you send the negative email, please do ask yourself if you are providing constructive feedback or just being mean.

If you do have kind words, please do send them along. It is very motivating to get these words and just leads to me wanting to give more.

Have a great day!

Rick Kaselj, MS