Having a strong core isn’t all about rock hard abs!
Sometimes having a strong core means you can do more of the things that bring you joy. The majority of Americans suffer from low back pain and spend hours slouched over. Being in that position for long periods of time can cause weaknesses to the core and poor posture.
Weak core usually leads to a bad back.
Before we go any further, understand that when we refer to your core, we do not only mean your abs.
Your Core Equals:
- Hips to Rib Cage
- Abs to Back Muscles
Its main job is to protect your spine from Internal, External and Rotational forces. Due to tight and weak muscles, our core tends to become almost non existent over time.
How do you fix this from happening?
You have to strengthen the muscles that are responsible for stabilizing your lower back. Too much movement at the low back results in pain and issues above and below.
- Upper Back Tightness
- Shoulder Stiffness
- Neck Pain
- Hip Dysfunction
- Poor Glute Activation
Below are 4 Core Exercises You Can Do Now To Help Increase Core Strength & Lower Back Pain
Exercise #1 – Bird Dogs
Exercise #2 – Standing Palloff Presses
Exercise #3 – Side Plank Holds
Exercise #4 – Active High Plank Holds
Use all four exercises above to start building a really strong core. Doing these a few times a week will help you start feeling and moving better, making your exercise journey much more enjoyable.
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