Full Backcover Description
In this easy-to-follow six-week program you’ll eliminate or reduce the back pain you’re having today and learn how to prevent future problems. You’ll: (1) Discover the two causes of most back pain. (2) Take six baseline tests to find your real problem areas. (3) Learn seven tips on pain prevention. (4) Discover ways to reduce stress and tension.
This program is the result of the pioneering work of Hans Kraus, M.D., creator of the exercise system presented by the YMCA as “The Y’s Way to a Healthy Back.” (Dr. Kraus was President John F. Kennedy’s back doctor and recognized authority on low back pain, sports and rehabilitative medicine.). Over 500,000 back pain sufferers have taken advantage of this pain relief system in live group sessions at fitness centers or in the privacy of their own homes using this video. Alexander Melleby, M.S., National Director and Chief Instructor for the YMCA program will guide you through the gentle and amazingly effective steps to better back health.
Bonus Materials Include: Illustrated Companion Guide for convenient reference plus The Kraus-Weber Scorecard to measure your fitness progress.
“As an RN and long time back pain sufferer and back surgery veteran, I can’t impress enough on my fellow sufferers the relief that this tape will bring you. You will think that something so easy and simple couldn’t possibly help you...but it Will! You will be pain free just as long as you do these exercises as directed. A small price to pay for 30 relaxing minutes out of your day!” (Linda Sigrist, R.N. Sturgis, Michigan) — “This video...is the best therapy for back pain that I know of, besides massage. Doing these exercises gets me to relax, release tension, and bring my body back into balance. I usually notice an improvement right away. I highly recommend it to my friends and family.” (Althea Johnson, Ketchikan, Alaska)
DVD has chapters.
Say Goodbye To Back Pain
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Toning Emphasis: Abs
Upper body: Arms, chest and back.
Lower Body: Legs, thighs, hips and buttocks.
Abs: Abdominals (stomach), core and sometimes lower back.
Total body: Tones all three of the above muscle groups.
Instructor: Alexander Melleby (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 71 min.
Street Date: 06/01/1985
Certified instructor description:
Three separate 14, 24 and 33-minute workouts. It’s the YMCA’s own “Y’s Way to a Healthy Back.” You get the same well-structured back pain relief regimen used by John F. Kennedy. It’s three separate workouts, a complete 6-week back health program. Every two weeks you’ll move to a slightly higher intensity. Features a back condition test and informational segments on ways to avoid back problems in everyday life.
This six-week series of easy exercises is a progressive program designed to eliminate or reduce back pain and prevent future problems. Learn the two causes of most back pain, six tests to find your real problem areas, seven tips on pain prevention, and ways to reduce stress and tension.
Based on the work of Dr. Hans Kraus and the YMCA's exercise program, "The Y's Way to a Healthy Back". Includes illustrated back exercise booklet. Quiet classical music. ©1985.