I hope you all had a relaxing, and enjoyable weekend.
Welcome to week two of Matt’s Wellbeing Weekly which will be focusing on the lower back area.
This week we will be looking at how to strengthen and maintain a healthy, pain and injury free lower back.
Core stability training keeps the trunk area and lower back strong and healthy.
A weak lower back can lead to sciatica, and the worst case scenario is surgery to correct misalignment of discs.
I recommend the following exercises to target the lower back and activate the essential core muscles.
1 PLANK – LOWER BACK ( ERECTOR SPINAE )
2 HEEL TOUCHES – HIPS ( QUADRATUS LUMBORUM )
3 SIDE PLANK – HIPS ( INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL OBLIQUES )
4 TWISTS – HIPS ( INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL OBLIQUES )
5 SQUAT AND OVERHEAD REACH – ABS ( RECTUS ABDOMINIS )
If the above exercises are performed regularly, 2 – 3 times per week, changes are expected within 4 – 5 weeks.
These exercises are perfect to help you finally get into your jeans again, or lose your beer belly.
It should be stressed that anyone who is thinking of starting a course of exercise should be advised to consult their doctor or GP beforehand.
Catch up with me next week where I will be focusing on UPPER BODY EXERCISES.
“DO MORE THAN JUST EXIST!”