I?ve been reading through the Neanderthal No More articles, according to my pics I have everything wrong with me! Lol. I?m going to give the workout a try and was wondering if there are any extra exercises I could add to counteract the effects of wearing high heels. The shoes I wear for work elevate my heels by nearly 6inches. Wearing shorter heels isn?t an option and mine are considered quite conservative in size.
I try not to stand and walk around too much in them and end up sitting for quite a bit, but heels are still elevated. I try to take them off as much as I can but it isn?t always practical. When I?m wearing them I have to overly arch my back to stick out my butt and boobs. I have had lower back pain since I've been in the stilettoes. Its enough to stop me squatting and deadlifting. Currently benching a lot but careful to keep row volume equal to bench volume.
In case this is of relevance...
I have seen a pilates woman re. back. She blamed it on the posture I have to adopt whilst at work, but strangely not on the heels themselves. She was shocked and horrified when I showed her videos of me training - apparently my back might explode because I arch when benching. Her colleague (a PT) told me its okay for me to squat as long as I stick to light weights (around 40kg).
I?ve also seen a level 3 CHEK practitioner who wasn?t much better. After my assessment he said my pelvis is tilted under so arching my back is fine. He told me squatting is fine as long as I don?t go too low but a squat isn?t a squat unless it hits IPF depth so I wasn?t happy with his advice. I followed his program but it didn?t make a difference.
I really want to sort this out because I miss squatting...
Thanks in advance.