In our previous low back pain post we discussed some of the key concepts you need to know about for a healthy low back. One of those was ‘trunk stability’. Here we show you two of our favourite, go-to exercises for training basic trunk stability.
1) GLUTE BRIDGE
start in crook lying position > arms by your sides > find neutral pelvis tilt > engage your core (pull bellybutton in towards spine) > drive hips up off the ground > slowly lower back down > maintain a stable core throughout
Progression: fold arms across chest tofurther challenge stability.
2) FOUR POINT KNEELING EXERCISE
start in quadruped position (on hands and knees) > find neutral pelvis tilt > engage your core (pull bellybutton in towards spine) > slowly lift each limb up off the ground one at a time > maintain a stable core throughout
Progression: lift opposite arm and leg at the same time
Try out these exercises and you will be on your way to a pain free low back!
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