Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Two Exercises to Prevent Low Back: The Bird Dog and Side Plank

In my last blog post I mentioned the importance of having a strong core. In the recent March April- issue of Web Md magazine, Dr. Michael Smith writes about how back pain can be prevented if one has a strong core. Specifically, he talks about two exercises that you can do.

  1. Bird Dog Exercise - For this exercise get on all four, and raise your right arm and left leg straight out and hold for 2 seconds. Slowly lower. Then raise your left arm and right leg and hold. Repeat this exercise 8-12 times.
  2. Side Plank- For this exercise, lie on the right side with your upper boy propped up on your elbow. Lift your hip off of the floor to form a straight line from head to toe. Hold for up to 20 seconds and lower. Repeat two times on each side. 
Two Exercises to Prevent Low Back: The Bird Dog and Side Plank

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