Here is a short but useful blog post discussing some lower back exercises for improved mobility and strength.

When it comes to chronic pain, the most common single type of chronic pain is lower back.

For many, lifestyle factors are important contributors to the exacerbation of the pain. The pain is often worsened by carrying small children, sitting at desks all day, looking down at electronic devices, carrying bags and general bad posture.


Fortunately, exercise can positively impact this chronic pain experienced by many. In particular, we have seen mobility exercises such as the Cat-cow stretch (all fours) and fetal roll (back) which target the lower back aid in pain management.

Strength exercises for the lower back such as superman’s, Supine hyper-extensions and Bird dogs (all fours) can also be very beneficial.


At our FIT Pilates and outdoor Bootcamp sessions we aim to frequently programme these exercises, to promote a stronger and more mobile back!


Please follow the links below for how to perform some of the exercises mentioned above.

 

Bird Dog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiFNA3sqjCA

Cat Cow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y39PrKY_4JM

If you like any more advice or guidance on how to execute exercises safely to build a strong core and reduce back pain then please get in touch or come along to one of our FIT classes.