Most people are dealing with some form of back pain, whether it is minor and acute or severe and chronic, it can always be helped. There are many complex ways to improve the back, but today I’ll keep it simple. Improve your flexibility, increase core strength, and increase lower back strength. This is obviously easier, and a little risky if you don’t know what you are doing; but here are a few simple and safe exercises to get you started.
Leg Swings: While holding on to something, stand tall and swing your leg forwards and backwards. This is a great way to safely loosen your hamstrings.
Good Mornings: Stand up tall, and lean forward slowly, while keeping your back straight and eyes up. This is a great beginner exercise to strengthen the lower back and hamstrings.
Planks: Get into a push up position, on your forearms instead of hands. Simply keep your body straight and hold this position for as long as you can.
This is a simple routine to get you started, but remember this is only a start, you must continue to progress, if you would like to heal your back.
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