This exercise is a great way to strengthen the lower back muscles, helping to keep injury at bay during heavier weighted back exercises. The difficulty of this simple exercise shouldn’t be underestimated!
1. Lie across the ball so it’s across the front of the pelvis and the lower abdomen, tuck the feet under so the weight is through the toes, feet shoulder width apart.
2. Starting with the upper body in a straight line with the pelvis and legs, bend at the hips to lower the shoulders toward the floor folding the torso over the ball.
3. Engage the core and extend the body back up to the start position. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
Tip: Ensure the neck stays in line with the spine of the upper back throughout, and don’t over extend the lower back at the top of the movement.
Please seek the advice of a GP, physiotherapist or a medically qualified personal trainer before commencing any exercise to avoid the risk of any injury. We do not advise performing any exercise if it exhibits any pain or discomfort in any way.
If you have any questions or queries about any of the exercises, please contact the Didsbury clinic (Manchester) to discuss with your physiotherapist or personal trainer.