August is National Tradies Health month – a time to raise awareness for the health and safety of those in the trade industry. Tradies are some of the hardest working people in Australia. Staying strong and mobile is important to meet the demands of such physical jobs.
Doing lots of strenuous activity during the day can lead to tightness in the muscles. To counter this, stretches and mobility exercises can be helpful. Here are some stretches you can do at home:
It is also important to be strong for the demands of your job. Exercises such as bear crawls, one arm bear crawls and Turkish get-ups are great for challenging the body. These exercises engage muscles that are used during activities such as
- Climbing ladders
- Getting into awkward work spaces
- Getting out of said awkward work space
- Sustaining crouched positions for jobs
Turkish get-ups are an awesome multipurpose exercise, combining the following:
- Back mobility
- Shoulder strength & stability
- Hip mobility & quad stretch
- Quads and glute activation
If you’re having trouble with any of the above exercises, or have any aches or pains, let’s get on top of them quick smart! Book an appointment online via the links below!