On a regular basis I work with people who want to get a strong lower back that can cope with the demands of everyday life and overcome pain. The answer to this doesn’t always lie in the exercises or workouts you do but more in how you do the exercises and workout you do. With that said there are exercises that are better than others and I will discuss those. Before we get onto them we first need to come to a better understanding of how our body works.
1. Our body can heal itself
When it comes to build a stronger lower back the first element to understand; our body can heal itself we just need to create the environment for that to happen.
2. Understand your bodies anatomy
By having a better understanding about your bodies anatomy it will begin to reveal to you how it’s set up and how wants to work.
3. Understand your injury
As you study your injury and how it could have come about you will begin to know the postures, movements and exercises that aren’t that good for your body. As you begin to remove/do less of these postures, movement and exercises it will go a long way to creating a stronger lower back.
4. Know your body better
If you don’t know where you are you’ll never get to where you want to go. If you are planning a car journey you need to know; where you are, where you want to go and finally a route to get you from A to B. There are many different things that can make your back worse and if you don’t know what they are you’ll find it hard to make your back better.
5. Do exercise that aligns with your anatomy
Many people believe that exercise is complicated, in fact it can be quite simple. By putting three previous elements together it will reveal to you the exercises that are best for you.