Posts tagged low back pain
Plank Progressions

Having strong/stable core is one if the easiest ways to avoid having low back pain. Often we are asked what the best core exercise are for those looking to start a program. We normally recommend starting with planks as crunches/sit-ups can irritate the low back if you have tight hip flexors. Below is Paul demonstrating a plank progression.

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Prone Quad Stretch

The prone quad stretch is a good way to help stretch out both your quads and hip flexors, which get tight from sitting. When sitting, our quads and hip flexors are held in shortened positions for long periods, allowing them to get tight and overpower our low back stiblizers. Beginning to work on stretching these muscles in a prone position is a good starting point for regaining true low back stability.

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