2 Lower Back Stretches to Rejuvenate Your Spine
Whether you spend most of your day sitting in an office chair or performing hard labor, it can really take a toll on your lower back. While quitting your job isn’t advisable (you’ve got bills to pay, after all) you still have options when it comes to maintaining the health and longevity of your spine.
After all, It’s the only one you have – or ever will, so we recommend showing it some TLC. With the right combination of strength and mobility training, you can reinvigorate your energy for the day and your lower back.
The Jefferson Curl: Weighted Mobility Lower Back Love
The lower back can be a tricky son of a gun. If you sit for too long, it becomes sore. If you stand for too long, it aches. And even if you strength train, it gets stiff.
The bottom line is that your lower back is a workhorse, working hard all day and all night if it needs to. It deserves to be pampered every now and then. Don’t worry, a little bit of weighted mobility goes a long way when it comes to rejuvenating your hard working lower back muscles.
When it comes to building a healthy spine, the Jefferson Curl is definitely a crowd favorite. A fantastic exercise to open up the back while strengthening and mobilizing the joints and ligaments in your spine.
Learn how you can invigorate your lower back using this Foundation One favorite.
Open Your Hips To Take The Weight Off Your Spine
Now, we can’t place all the blame on the lower back. After all, it’s the job of your hips to protect it from overworking. And in the case that your hips aren’t doing their fair share, your back will have to pick up the slack.
A great way to open up tight hips and relieve stress from your back is the Butterfly Stretch from the GB Stretch Courses. This is a great stretch for your outer hips and even your groin.
Start by sitting upright with the soles of your feet together. Then use your outer hip muscles to actively pull your knees to the ground. Hold for 30 seconds and then release. Repeat this as often as needed, and before you know it your lower back will feel like a million bucks.
Your back works hard for you, give it the care and attention it deserves. Follow your GymnasticBodies flexibility training and your lower back will feel better and move with greater mobility, day in and day out.