There are 3 simple steps you can take before you do an exercise that will help to protect your back. This video shows those three steps. The three steps can be done before you do any form of exercise, in any position. The steps form a core part of Pilates exercises, and many of you will be familiar with them. Don’t just keep these ideas for your Pilates class though, use them in any form of exercise, whether it be in the gym, doing some gardening, or lifting the shopping out of the car!