The health of your spine is so important to your overall health, as it could affect the way that you feel and move every single day. Unfortunately, though, many people neglect properly working out the muscles of their back when they exercise, and they aren’t sure about which workout moves will help to stabilize the spine for better posture and less pain. If you fall into this category, check out the information below to learn more about the workout moves that your spine will benefit from.
Take your standard bridge exercise to a new level by adding a bit of instability with an exercise ball. This is a more advanced stabilization workout so don’t do it until you are ready. Start by lying down on the floor with your heels on an exercise ball. The legs should be straight and you can keep your arms relaxed at your sides. Begin with a neutral spine and then slowly tighten your butt and lift it about three inches off the floor. Release to the starting position and repeat for as many reps as you can.
If you want to stabilize your spine, you need to also stabilize your core, and the forearm plank pose is a great way to do just that. Start by getting into a standard pushup position but then come down onto your forearms, ensuring your elbows are under the shoulders in one line. Make sure your butt is in line with your back and your legs are extended straight behind you. Keeping the core tight, hold for as long as you can.
Then move into side plank to get into all of the muscles along the side of the torso. Simple get into the pushup position again but shift your weight onto your right hand, extending the left hand into the air as your body faces to the side and you move onto the side of your right foot. Hold and then switch to the other side, making sure the body is in one line by keeping the hips and ribs lifted.
These are just a few of the many workouts that you can perform on a regular basis in order to strengthen and stabilize your spine and your core. Over time, you may notice that your back becomes more limber and you experience less pain.