"I injured by back deadlifting 10 years ago. It felt like a tiny bubble popped in my back to the right of my spine. I was a little stiff the next day but felt fine and got a massage the next. However, during the massage my entire back spasmed and I could not stand for almost two days. Since then, my lower back has been frequently stiff after sitting or standing for any length of time and it has been constantly weak. The weakness has been threatening to blow out my back for a decade and I’ve also had three more episodes of severe spasm after lifting. I’ve had many treatments which never seemed get to the root cause of the weakness but rather ameliorated the symptoms.
Finally, I was recommended to see Justin by a competive bodybuilder. Justin quickly identified a very weak core and disengaged glutes and hams during lifts. As a result, my lower back had to do more of the lifting and was prone to be overworked early in a workout hence my history of injuries.
Within 2 weeks of training with Justin, I felt stronger and far more stable inside and outside of the gym. After only 4 weeks these muscle groups fully engaged to support my back which has not bothered me once during squats and deads. Through isolation exercises, each session was focused on getting disengaged and weak muscle groups to engage (they had no bloody choice!). They came back to life to work as a team with the rest of my body and I believe now they have fully integrated. I cannot thank Justin enough for his attention to detail and expertise. I highly recommend Justin to anybody who simply cannot regain their strength after an injury. Sincerely, Gavin Ryan."