Better Exercises for your belly and back than sit ups.

As the world of biomechanics gets better, we are beginning to understand some of our faults with our trusted exercises. Ineffective and old-fashioned sit-ups shouldn’t be a part of your ab routine anymore. Sit-ups are an inferior abdominal exercise that pose no real functional relativity to our daily live while also putting you at a greater risk of causing lower back injury. So if you're trying to get back in shape and want better exercises for your core, try these…

McGill Curl Up              
This is one of those ab exercises that is used to prevent and even relieve lower back pain. It is widely popularized by one of the world’s top spinal researcher Stuart McGill. I have used this exercise with my patients with a great success and its a great start for anyone who suffers from lower back pain or back fatigues easily when doing sit-ups. 

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Plank                        

The plank is one of the best exercises you can do for your core because it builds resting strength to help sculpt your waistline and improve your posture.

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Side Plank             

The side plank is most often one exercise that is overlooked when it comes to strengthening the core. It is an excellent exercise to use to help strengthen the oblique and lower back muscles (quadratus lumborum) which can reduce your risk of lower back pain.

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Bird Dog        

The bird dog exercise is a great classic core exercise that improves lower back strength and improves balance.

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If you have any pain in you back or abs make sure to reach out to a Chiropractor like us here at Centered Health and Wellness.


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