Exercise is medicine. And relief for certain ailments can come from unusual, seemingly unconnected exercise movements. However, the back—especially the lower back—is part of the body’s core. It is often neglected as part of core conditioning, though. Visit this link for a review of exercise movements which strengthen the back and, ultimately, the core.
Functional training prepares us for activities of daily life and typically involves weight bearing movements using non-traditional weighted devices. Some functional modalities include kettlebells, sandbags, suspension trainers, BOSU trainer, etc. This exercise uses a simple pair of medicine balls focusing on conditioning the full body. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING ANY NEW EXERCISE PROGRAM.
Plank exercises engage the entire body core and trunk, not just our abs. And there are more than one static way to perform planks. Click the link here for a short article and a video demonstrating the plank variations.
This link takes us to an excellent, effective beginning exercise program using body-weight movements and only takes about 7 minutes to complete. It is a brief, 1-page PDF document we can print and use. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING ANY NEW EXERCISE PROGRAM.
The body’s core is at the center of our physical world. If our core is unconditioned, we cannot adequately condition any other portion of our bodies. Here are some useful tips to fire our core. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING ANY EXERCISE PROGRAM.