Looking to strengthen my back. I've always had a problem with my abs being much stronger than my lower back. Of course this creates an imbalance and leads to a lot of low back pain, plus my abs seem to be sore all the time. Anyway, i just wanna strengthen my spinal erectors and muscles of the lower back, any suggestions?
Thread: Spinal erectors
07-15-2005, 06:07 PM #1
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07-15-2005, 06:10 PM #2
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07-15-2005, 07:33 PM #3
^yea, what he said.
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07-15-2005, 07:41 PM #4
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07-15-2005, 08:01 PM #6
Dead lifts work for me. Hyper extensions also work. I prefer doing high reps with hypers. I like to do them with body weight with arms held behind the head. Warm up with high reps(25 to 40 reps) and as strength increases slowly add weight with a barbell held tight against the upper back. I ususally do 2 or 3 sets after deadlifts to failure. Another good one if you have a BOSU ball is the "superman" lying on stomach with arms and legs fully extended. This can also be done on the floor w/o the ball. Not as intense as deads or hypers, but if its the only thing you have, build up to hold the superman position for one or two minutes and you will see results. The key is to avoid injury when working this part of your lower back. If you injur your lower back by trying to overlift, it will effect all bodyparts. Straight legged dead lifts are also good but a bit more risky because it is difficult to "arch" your lower back muscles in the starting position. if you do these don't try to go to heavy too fast and attempt to arch your lower back. Same with good mornings- riskier excersise. Keep your head up in all lower back excersises to maintain correct posture - this will also help you to avoid injury.
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07-16-2005, 12:55 AM #7
07-16-2005, 11:29 PM #8
Try stretching your abs more also, stretching is overlooked when it comes to abs.
Edit: If you can get a friend to help you, you can dynamically stretch them. Have your friend hold you down at the hips and you push yourself up hold for 2 then back down and repeat 10times.
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07-17-2005, 07:49 AM #9