Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Lower Back - Warm Up - Help Prevent Injury

It is very important to do a proper warm up especially for your lower back before doing any workout routine.   If you have ever suffered from lower back pain, you will never forget that pain.   Warming up the lower back will help by opening blood flow and oxygen. This will loosen up the muscles and allow more flexibility.

Two of the simplest warm up exercises are doing a twist and touching your toes.  In the standing position, place your feet shoulder-width apart and begin twisting from side to side making sure your hips are stable and only slightly twisting.   As you turn one direction, your weight should be on that foot.  Slowly twist as far as you can.   As an alternative, toe touches are also performed standing.  Place your feet shoulder width apart, bend at the waist and stretch your hands toward your toes.   Do not lockout your knees during the stretch.  

Warming up the lower back can go a long way to preventing lower back injury.   Be sure you add it to your warm-up routine. 

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