The best exercises to strengthen your back
When it comes to back health it is important that we keep our spines and back muscles strong as they work hard each day. With more and more of us spending increasing amounts of time sitting at a desk, back complaints have increased and more people needing the services of a Dublin Chiropractor to help with their back pain.
There are some exercises that you can do that can help to strengthen this area of your body and help to prevent back injuries and strains from occurring.
Hip Bridges – Lay on your back with your feet apart, your knees bent and your arms relaxed on either side of your body. To build a straight line from your shoulders to your knees, contract the glute muscles (buttocks) and raise your hips as high as possible. Keep for a few seconds in that position and lower the body slowly under control.
Superman – Lie flat on your back, toes hitting the cement, and with your palms down and elbows tucked in towards your body, your hands positioned directly below your shoulders. Slowly lift your chest and head a few inches, facing the floor (include your arms once you are able to). Keep the place under control for a couple of seconds and then lower. Then, lift your legs straight up behind you as high as you can, with your upper body staying down, so that your knees leave the floor and maintain the place for a few seconds, dropping them again under control.