Exercises to Strengthen Lower Back Muscles

In our previous article, we talked about how improving your posture can help you get slimmer instantly. To help you improve your posture, try these exercise to strengthen your lower back. Here are some simple exercises that help:

- Run: Yes, among the many benefits of running, it helps to strengthen your lower back muscles, and improve your posture.

- Back Raises: Lie, face down on an exercise mat, with your arms and legs extended in opposite directions. Keeping your arms and legs straight, simultaneously raise your arms and legs till your body forms a flat U.  Refer to the photo for a visual. Hold this position for 1 second and lower down. Repeat this 10 times for each set. This will help to strengthen your back. As you build lower back strength, increase the repetitions and time you hold it up in the air.

Photo- Back Raise Exercise (courtesy: fitsugar)

- Watch TV: Or read a book, on a backless chair, and keep your back straight while doing it. This simple activity will help your back too.

Many exercises can help you back. Among them is the classic pushup also, which helps to build total upper body strength along with your back- check it out here. Building your lower back exercises will also help to build a six-pack. These exercises are for both men and women, so you should all do it!

Note: These exercises are not meant to reduce back pain, so please see a doctor for back pain.

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