Strengthen Your Lower Back With These Exercises

Lower Back Exercises
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While it may not always be noticeable, your lower back plays an active role in a wide variety of everyday physical activities. Because of how much it supports your body, developing a strong lower back is not only important to improve your physical capabilities but also protect you from back pain. Here are some effective workouts to build a strong and sturdy lower back.

Glute Bridge

Lie on your back and bend your knees until your feet are flat on the floor. Without moving any other part of your body, engage your core and lift your back until it forms a straight line to your knees. Make sure to do this movement slowly and hold your position before lowering back down again. Make sure not to lift your back too high as this can cause strain.

Bird Dog

Begin by placing your hands, knees, and toes on the floor. Keep your hips as stable as possible as you extend one arm out along with the leg on the opposite side. Pause for a few seconds before returning back to your starting position. Once you’ve completed your desired number of reps, start doing the same with the other arm and leg.