Callan Pinckney: “Now, For The Wonderful Behind And Hips”

I posted about Callanetics and back pain back in May:

“Alarming Increase” In Prevalence Of Chronic Low Back Pain
Stay Away From These Exercises

And this:

Pinckney’s exercises, at least the ones in her back book, are designed to heal and strengthen the back and neck. If you do them regularly, they can protect you from future pain and injury. Her exercises are unlike many I’ve seen over the years: they’re not hard, they won’t injure, and they’re effective. I can’t recommend them enough.

I included her stomach exercise in my Callanetics post. Here’s her exercise for the hips and behind. (I love how she says that.) All of these exercises strengthen the muscles that support the back.

“Now, for the wonderful behind and hips…”

This is the more advanced form of this exercise. In her back book, she includes stages you’d want to complete before even attempting this. The first stage has you lying on the floor, on your side, in a fetal position, with your head resting on your arm. It feels so good it’s hard to get up from it!

3 thoughts on “Callan Pinckney: “Now, For The Wonderful Behind And Hips”

  1. Robert

    Check out Stuart McGill Ph.D.’s advice regarding exercises for spine stability. Also, in general avoiding overweight and deconditioning play a role.

  2. Bix Post author

    McGill says in this video that it’s important to do “not too much and not too little.” That right there doesn’t get enough attention. I think finding the right amount and type of exercise for “optimal back health,” as he says, is the challenge.


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