In this video I’m going to show you 3 simple exercises for your lower back, that you can do in the gym. Let’s get started.
Hyperextensions are a very important gym exercise to strengthen the lower back. You’re actually not doing any hyperextending in this exercise just extending your back to neutral. This will warm up your muscles. Lower back pain and disc bulges also may benefit from the hyperextension exercise by improving the curvature in the lumbar vertebrae.
Now for a completely healthy back, there are multiple steps you should take like working on your core, or nutrition that will decrease pain, or how chiropractic adjustments can help but THIS video is going to focus on those extensor muscles that hold your spine upright.
This next gym exercise to strengthen the lower back takes the hyperextensions up a notch, they strengthen the posterior chain. The muscles in the back of your body: glutes, hamstrings, lower back and upper back. And they burn a LOT of calories too.
Now they can get a bad reputation because of you use bad form and too much weight, you can injure your lower back, so don’t perform this exercise unless you have mastered proper form and technique. The deadlift improves those posterior chain muscles we mentioned during the kettlebell swings, and it will also iprove your posture.
So there you have it, 3 exercises you can do in the gym to strengthen your lower back.
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