3 Exercises to Strengthen Your Lower Back–Dr. Bob Mason
1. Pelvic Tilt is great for strengthening the low back and abdominals. Hold each repetition for 5 seconds and perform 5-10 times.
2. Bird Dog Exercise—Alternate extending your leg and opposite arm. Hold this position for 3 seconds before alternating to your opposite leg and arm and again hold for 3 seconds.
3. Plank—Great overall exercise for strengthening all of the major core muscles. Get into position keeping a straight line from your legs to your head. Hold this position for 15 seconds and slowly work up to 2 minutes. A former marine broke the world record in 2015 holding the plank position for a staggering 5 hours!
Bonus–Avoid This Exercise:
Lumbar extensions exert a high amount of stress on the lumbar spine. The human spine is not built to sustain this movement.
About Dr. Bob Mason
Dr. Bob Mason has owned and operated Active Life Chiropractic in Ballantyne since 2012. As a Charlotte Chiropractor, he practices “corrective chiropractic care” with an emphasis on eliminating the root cause of pain. This includes chiropractic adjustments as well as muscle balancing to decrease reoccurring symptoms. His unique approach of eliminating pain coupled with muscle work for stability, resulted in Dr. Bob being voted “The Best Chiropractor in Charlotte” in 2015. Active Life Chiropractic specializes in family based care and many Ballantyne residents seek their health and wellness services as a staple in their health care regiment.