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Back Exercises

By Edited Jul 18, 2016 1 1

Strength Training should Include Back Exercises

Back Exercises

The main goal for back exercises is to make the muscles around your spine and back stronger; warming up these muscles or stretching them is important for your back's health.

Pain in the back affects about eighty percent of the people in the US during their lifetime. Many people live with daily chronic back pain. Pain in the back may be located around the lower portion, middle, or in the upper portion of the back.

Back pain can be caused by muscular and nerve problems, arthritis, degenerative disc illnesses, and aches caused from injury. Hurting or pain in the back can be aided and prevented with proper and consistent work outs.

Since only few people wants to undertake surgery or take medications for a long amount of time, being able to find relief from this horrible pain is a good first step. Regular and consistent exercise can help you.

Exercising can be incorporated or included into a standard strength and cardiovascular working out plan. Make it a habit to seek advice from your physician or doctor prior to starting an exercise program or any exercise program for that matter and that is for you to ensure that do exercises appropriate to you.

If you are exercising and feel unual pain, it's best to stop and get it checked out by a professional. Check it out with a Doctor if the pain does not go away.

Here are the muscles which will help your back: quadriceps, hamstrings, piriformis, iliopsoas, quadratus lumborum and gluteals. It's good to work on each one of these.

Back exercises to strengthen your back muscles, hips, thighs and stomach are essential to your health. Get them strong and they will help to support your back and lessen the pain.

All of you muscles around your spinal column are essential for all activities and actions you perform in a normal day. Some outstanding back exercises include yoga and pilate programs. You don't need fancy or expensive equipment and can do these at home.

Working on maintaining excellent posture will definitely help your back.

Being able to go about your daily activities pain free is an awesome experience. Beside your back muscles, it is also tremendously important to make your abdominal muscles stronger.

A few exercises which will strengthen the muscles of and surrounding your back include:


A row works your arm mucles as well as strengthening both sides of your body. Performing a row will require you to lean forward with your back flat to about forty five degrees while you are holding down the weights. Contract the backside to draw the elbows nearer your body. Repeat 10 – 12 times, for 2 – 3 sets.

Abdominal Exercises

There are many good exercises for your stomach. One of the best is called a plank. Lay on an exercise mat, then balance your body off the ground in a straight plank. Hold yourself up with your elbows and toes. Try to hold it for 30 seconds or longer.

For Back Strength

Lay on the floor or exercise mat with your face down. Place your hand at the back of the head and lift your shoulders and your chest up off the floor. To make it even harder, you can also lift up your legs at the same time. This is great for your back.

Pullovers and Flies

Pullovers work the muscles on either side of the body, as well as the chest and triceps. The high row and reverse fly target the upper back, between the shoulder blades as well as the back of the arms.

Doing exercises specifically for your back is an excellent way to avoid future back pain. Exercise books and videos are easy to purchase. You will probably want to get some little weights and perhaps a medicine ball.

Doing a regular workout programs will improve your health and physical appearance in general.



Oct 25, 2010 12:26am
Great articles about back exercise. Well explained and to the point. I need all over exercise...ha! Started back on a diet, too much sitting and writing. Thanks for sharing this information.
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