Back Pain Relief 4 Life (My Back Pain Coach)
A simple exercise program designed for relieving the most common types of back pain without drugs or expensive equipment.
Authors are real and qualified
The scientific basis makes sense
Testimonials are real and genuine
Falsely claims that doctors know little about back pain
Oversimplifies the true causes of back pain
Is Back Pain Relief 4 Life (My Back Pain Coach) by Ian Hart a legit product or a scam? In this review, you’ll find out all you need to know about this program, who created it, who should use it, and why I believe that we’re not dealing with a scam but a legit, affordable program you can try for your back pain. So let’s begin, shall we?
Back Pain Relief 4 life was created in January 2009. According to Hart, his program can relieve your upper and lower back pain ‘in only 16 minutes.’ Even better, the program does not require expensive equipment, drugs, or medical procedure. All you need is a place to lie down, a pillow or towel to rest your head, and a chair to get started.
To back up his claims, Ian Hart has a separate website featuring video testimonials from many of his clients, some of them dating as far back as 2010. I’ve watched the videos and they do not look staged with actors like I normally see in other scams. But regardless, let’s find out who this Ian Hart is, shall we?
Who is Ian Hart?
Ian Hart is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S) and has been in the fitness world for a long time. According to his LinkedIn profile, he’s the owner of the fitness company EarthFit, as well as the co-creator of Back Pain Relief 4 Life with Bojan Mladenovic.
Ian’s work has been featured in many mainstream publications over the years. Among them are Men’s Health, GQ Magazine, FOX Morning Show, and CBS.
Ian’s career began in New York City and he worked his way to become a Personal Training Manager in one of the biggest training facilities in the city. Then he left in 2009 to form his own personal training company called EarthFit LLC, which now has three training facilities in two states (two in Beaufort, SC, and one in New Fairfield, CT)
You can also find Ian Hart on YouTube, where he has videos talking about how to relieve back pain with exercise. It is also where most of his video testimonial collection is hosted.
Bottom Line: Ian Hart is a real person who is qualified to give advice about fitness and exercise.
Backstory of Back Pain Relief 4 Life
Ian Hart tells us that he used to suffer from chronic back pain many years ago after injuring himself during a basketball game. He says he tried every pain-relieving remedy available (except the ones that involve surgery) to no avail. These remedies include chiropractor visits, yoga, Pilates, acupuncture, electric stimulation (TENS), pain medications, etc.
Then almost 10 years later, he met a Serbian man named Bojan (Mladenovic), a Serbian who has a Master’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Belgrade and is part of the coaching staff of the Serbian National Football (Soccer) team. It was Bojan who revealed to him a ‘revolutionary discovery’ he made while still in university about the ‘real cause of back pain’ – ‘muscle imbalance (more on that later)
Hart then used Bojan’s method to relieve his back pain ‘in less than 20 minutes.’ Ever since then, he decided to direct his career to relieving back pain through exercise. So he teamed up with Bojan to develop and launch Back Pain Relief 4 Life.
Here is a video of Hart and Bojan talking about Back Pain Relief 4 Life below.
The Real Cause of Back Pain (according to Back Pain Relief 4 Life)
According to Hart and Bojan, the ‘real cause’ of most cases of back pain is what they call ‘muscle imbalances.’ Hart explains that these imbalances occur ‘when one side of your body is overworked while the opposite side is under-worked.’ He then gives the familiar example of sitting at a desk hunched over for long stretches of time:
If you sit at a desk hunched over for long stretches, the muscles on the front of your body (like your abs, lats and pecs) become tight … and the muscles on your back that support your spine become weak.
Sitting hunched creates a tug of war effect that puts unnecessary stress on the joints, ligaments and tendons around your pelvis, hips and spine.
The result? Stress builds up in your lower back.
Hart says that if you keep on being in this hunch position for months or years, the stress built up in your lower back eventually starts causing inadequate blood flow to your lower back, which in turn leads to injuries, contortion of the spine, and gradual loss of function in the affected muscles. If you ignore these early signs, Hart says that your body will eventually ‘lock up’ in pain, and complications such as disc herniation and ‘life-long sciatica’ may develop.
How Does Back Pain Relief 4 Life Work?
Back Pain Relief 4 Life works by using a ‘unique combination of 8 x 2-minute movements’ to restore the muscle balance in your back. These movements, says Hart, are NOT exercises. Instead, they are just mere movements ‘which you’ve probably never seen before’ which are designed to ‘systematically address specific muscle imbalances – the real cause of your back pain.’
These 8 ‘movements’ only require a pillow or towel to rest your head, a place to lie down, and a chair. You can also complete the routine in less than 20 minutes and you can do it anytime, anywhere (no gym required).
So what are these 8 movements?
Back Pain Relief 4 Life Movements
Understandably, Hart did not reveal the names of these 8 movements and how to do them (you’ll have to pay for it) but he at least let us know what each of the movements supposedly does to relieve your back pain. Here is a summary:
Movement #1: This movement supposedly starts ‘activating imbalanced muscles, preparing them for relief.’
Movement #2: This one ‘”Wakes up”‘ dormant hip muscles and continues activating imbalanced muscles.’
Movement #3: This one ‘starts releasing your pain’ after the first two movements are done preparing your body. Hart says that you’ll ‘feel an initial wave of relief wash over you’ with this movement.
Movement #4: This one ‘continues flooding your lower back with newfound blood, oxygen, and nutrients.’ You’ll also feel ‘oddly energized’ by it.
Movement #5: This one ‘decompresses lower back.’ Hart reports that his clients ‘often visibly exhale as years of pent-up tension is released’ by this movement.
Movement #6: This one ‘aligns the whole body’ by ‘restoring muscle balance along the entire spine in addition to your lower back.’
Movement #7: This one supposedly ‘finishes stabilizing your spine, back, and hips in their natural, pain-free positions.’
Movement #8: This movement ‘gently compresses the spine to flush old blood out of your discs’ before letting in ‘new blood for even more healing, pain relief, and recovery.’ Hart reports that his clients’ faces ‘often softens’ and break into a ‘smile’ as this movement is being executed.
Are there any Side Effects?
According to Hart, you should expect some side effects while using their Back Pain Relief 4 Life. But there is a twist: These so-called ‘side effects’ are actually ‘beneficial’ and not harmful to the body.
Hart lists the ‘side effects’ as follows:
- Stronger abs and core
- Improved posture
- Walking taller instead of hunched over
- Increased blood flow and nutrients to all parts of your body.
Regardless, it’s best to consult your doctor if possible before trying any program for your back pain.
Components of Back Pain Relief 4 Life
Back Pain Relief 4 Life has 3 main components:
Component #1: This is the main training video. It is 28-minutes long and has 8 unique movements that will relieve your back pain. There are also diagrams of the movements that you can print out for offline use.
Component #2: This component consists of 9 extra ‘coaching video sessions for back pain relief.’ These short videos are designed for those who want more information about how the program works as well as additional tips on how to relieve back pain.
Component #3: One-on-One Coaching. This component is all about personal coaching via email or phone. Hart says that you can even reach out to him personally and not just to his support team. During this coaching session, all your questions will be answered, and they’ll help you tackle your unique back pain situation by making adjustments to the program.
Anyone who purchases Back Pain Relief 4 Life has access to this component.
Who Should Use Back Pain Relief 4 Life?
According to Hart, Back Pain Relief 4 Life is suitable for any man and woman with chronic back pain. He even says that it doesn’t matter if you have had back surgery, as his program will still work for you.
But from what I can see from the presentation, Back Pain Relief 4 Life isn’t for those whose back pain is caused by an acute disc herniation or spine fracture. People with these kinds of back pain should first seek medical attention. Afterward, they may then use this program as part of their rehabilitation.
How Much does it Cost?
Back Pain Relief 4 Life comes in both digital and physical forms. Both forms cost $67 each. You’ll have to pay a $9.99 shipping cost for the physical version.
Back Pain Relief 4 Life also comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee. So if you’re not satisfied with the program, you can ask for your refund within the first 60 days of purchase. To do that, you can follow their instruction here or contact Clickbank – the retailer – directly for your refund.
- The authors of the program are real and qualified to give fitness advice.
- The science behind the program makes logical sense.
- Testimonials are real and genuine, not staged.
- Relatively affordable price
- Presence of moneyback guarantee.
- Falsely Claims that doctors know little about back pain. Seriously, I don’t like it when authors like Ian Hart always try to paint doctors in a bad light in order to sell their program. Several times in the presentation, we are told that doctors ‘don’t understand how pain is truly created in the body’ or ‘how to trigger the body’s natural healing processes that eliminate the pain.’ Sometime later, Hart claims that surgeons ‘don’t care about your back pain’:
What Hart fails to tell you is that if a surgical procedure is successful, then recovery will be possible and vice versa. The example he gave is ridiculous. If a trapped nerve is the cause of back pain, surgically un-trapping that nerve and preventing it from getting trapped again DOES eliminate the pain. So I don’t know what his beef is with surgeons that propelled him to make such a statement.
2. The ‘true cause’ of back pain is NOT just Muscle Imbalance. Hart makes the bold claim that muscle imbalance is the ‘real, true cause’ of back pain. But of course, that’s not true. There are many reasons why you can develop back pain (bone fracture, bad exercise techniques, diseases of the kidney and pancreas, bone disease, genetic abnormalities, scoliosis, etc) so implying that muscle imbalance is the first thing that triggers these other causes of back pain is just ridiculous. Now you see why it’s best to consult your doctor first before trying programs such as this?
Final Recommendation: YES, TRY Back Pain Relief 4 Life!
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