Back off, back pain! We’ve got some moves to put you to rest. So many people suffer needlessly with sore backs, tight backs, or other stiff muscles that cause a problem for the back. There are many reasons for having a bad back, but there are also many solutions that cost you nothing and will not only make your back feel better, but help you get rid of back fat in the process. One of those important solutions is exercise. Strengthening the entire core and keeping it stretched will help ease back pain and prevent future injury. Here are the 10 best exercises for a stronger, pain-free back.
1. Medicine Ball High-To-Low Chop
This move develops strength throughout the entire core and puts the back through a controlled rotation. Practicing controlled rotation, especially with some weight, will put you in a better position to avoid injury should an unexpected jarring or twist on your body occur. If you don’t have a medicine ball, use a dumbbell.
- Stand with feet hip width apart holding ball in two hands up over right shoulder.
- Bend knees and lower body into squat position as you pull the ball down toward left ankle.
- As you stand back up, reach the ball back up over right shoulder.
Repeat 8-10 and switch sides.