Here’s something that could get you started! Tonight, we’ve got five tips to a strong back.
Today, what are we going to focus on, Brian?“We’re going to focus on the back, primarily,” trainer Brian Ferrrell said.How important is it to take care of your back?
“One of the most important things. Your back helps with everything. It helps with your posture as well. So, you see a lot of people that don’t work their back or they have poor posture, they’re slouched over. So, we want to work those back muscles, pull those shoulders back. When you have good posture, you feel better.
#1. Start With a Deadlift
Being one of the most complex & taxing exercises you should start a back workout with the deadlift when you are fresh and at your strongest. Be modest and train your muscles not your ego with a weight you can handle with good technique. If your back is arched it means the weight is too much and you’re putting stress onto your disks increasing the risk of injury (remember you want to strengthen not weaken your spine).
When getting into position for a deadlift imagine your pelvis is a bucket of water. Pour water out of the front of the bucket by tilting your pelvis forward (sticking you bum out) and bending at the knees. This should put you in the correct bent over position with a straight back and the bar over your toes ready to lift.
#2. Don’t Neglect Core Strength
Core strengthening can help relieve lower back pain. It is an area that people to tend to overlook especially if you only want to look muscular. Unfortunately big muscles are not the be all and end all of strength and good aesthetics. A strong core can be the difference between being strong and being functionally strong & durable.
When a coach refers to having a strong core or spine they refer to the basis of the strength to work around. Simply put core & lower back strength translates throughout the whole body as it becomes the foundation from which all other forms of training should be centred around.