Care for Your Lower Back

Lower back exercise is an important component to an overall weight training and/or fitness routine. The lower back muscles are assisting other muscle groups during almost every weight training exercise and need to be very strong to be in this supporting role. It is also necessary to keep these muscles flexible. The lower back muscles are part of your core, and despite the Shakeology review breakdown showing us only a glimpse at our health, we have to focus on our entire body to achieve real results. The core muscles are the power house of your body and should be a part of every workout.

Due to their vital importance to your overall health, you need to know how to use them and train them properly. In this article we will focus specifically on the lower back portion of the core. Lower back exercises should be done at the end of your training routine due to the fact that they need to assist the prime movers during other exercises. For example, in a traditional squat movement the lower back muscles are firing to help balance the position of the body relative to the Olympic bar which is resting across the upper traps along your shoulders.

The prime movers of the squat are the leg muscles while the lower back muscles are the assisters. The squat can be a very fatiguing movement for the legs but also for the lower back. This is why you would not want to fatigue the lower back muscles before you perform the squat. The back is everything. It’s what supports us through our exercises and through our day to day routines. It’s the pillar in which everything rests. It holds the burden of our body with only the knees to offer it any assistance. Love your back, care for it!

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