Lower Back Exercises

The techniques, ideas, and suggestions in this document are not intended as a substitute for proper medical advice. Consult your physician or health care professional before performing any new exercise or exercise technique, particularly if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you are elderly, or if you have any chronic or recurring conditions. Any application of the techniques, ideas, and suggestions in this website is at the reader’s sole discretion and risk.

Superman: Start facedown on the floor with your arms and legs extended. Raise your head, your left arm, and right leg about five inches off the floor. Hold for three counts, then lower. Repeat with your right arm and left leg. Do 10 repetitions on each side.

Bridge: Lie faceup on the floor, with your knees bent to 90 degrees, your feet on the floor. Lift your hips and back off the floor until your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Hold for five to ten seconds. Lower to the floor and repeat 10 to 12 times.