Lower Back Strengthening Exercises
This series of lower back
strengthening exercises will help you keep your back
Performing these types of workouts exercises is
one way to help strengthen
the muscles and prevent back injury and minimize back pain.
We use our back muscles
constantly with our everyday tasks like lifting, twisting and just
Strengthening the core muscles helps support
and stabilize your spine, pelvis and shoulders and minimizes lower back
muscles run the entire length of your torso and the major muscles
included in the core include your back muscles, abdominal muscles and
people will strengthen and stretch their
abdominal muscles and hip flexors but forget to strengthen their
You need to include your back muscles in your strength
training routines so that you are properly strengthening the entire
If you are just starting out with strengthening
your back, take it slow at first so as not to cause too much strain and
stress. You want to prevent injury, not create
So steady and slow until you get the hang of it and start to strengthen
the back muscles.
List of Lower Back Strengthening Exercises
Ball Back Extension
Benefits of Back Exercises
Back strengthening exercises are more than just building muscles for a
well defined back.
Having a strong back is crucial for eliminating or
minimizing back pain.
It also helps prevent back injuries. About 80% of back problems are due
to weak back muscles according to leading orthopedic specialists.
The main risk factor for lower back pain are weak lumbar extensors and
the deep autochthonous back muscles.
Upper and lower back strengthening exercises keep the spine flexible
and maintains disc elasticity. The muscle groups in the lower body
stabilizers and spinal support muscles.
Along with your abdominals and hip flexors, some of these back muscles
make up your core. The core is the primary support to your body's
There are multiple muscle groups in your back. The major ones include
the lats (or Latissimi dorsi), traps (trapezius) and the erector spinae
Keeping all these back muscles strong will help support your body and
keep your back healthy.
The healthier your back, the less likely you will have back pain or
Back Stretching Exercises
Strengthening your back is only one step to helping minimize back injury. You
also want to stretch and lengthen the back muscles with back stretching
In addition to strengthening the lower back, really work out your core
muscles with these stomach exercises. You will find crunches, oblique exercises and even exercises for the
Strengthening Exercises for Seniors
Check out these fitness videos to strengthen your body to keep it
feeling and looking young.