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GayleFORCE Fit Tips! Lower Back Conditioning

by Sharon Gayle August 30, 2010

In the las issue of GayleFORCE Fitness, we discussed the "CORE" region of the body and it's being central to our ability to physically function correctly and at our best. A key component of the CORE is the lower back. Below are two lower back exercises, which when correctly executed, aide significantly in strengthening the CORE. I've include one exercise which can be done at home, in a hotel room, or at the office; and another, which would be done on equipment usually found in your gym or health-club. And remember, correct form is farm more important than quantity! 

Read my original article "The Importance of Working Your Core"

Exercise #1.

Lower Back - Incline Extension

Proper Form: Bent at hips, back straight, hands crossed on chest, raise torso until in line with legs.

Suggestion: Do 3 sets. Complete 8-12 repetitions.

Exercise #2.

Lower Back - Superman

Proper Form: Arms and legs as straight as possible, raise both simultaneously.

Suggestions: Do 3-sets. Complete 8-12 Repetitions.

Naturally, I would recommend that you strengthen and condition your entire body, incorporate a balanced nutrition plan, and sufficient rest. However, with good CORE conditioning you are on your way to building a solid foundation. ~SG.