Regular Back Exercises will keep you Strong,
Healthy, and Young!
Back exercises are among the most important
exercises you can do. When your back and spine are strong and healthy,
you’re strong and healthy. When it’s not,
you’re asking for trouble. Although animals exercise their
backs all the time, most people do not. Is it any surprise that more
than 50% of the North American population will have back troubles at
Back injuries are the Worst
Have you ever hurt your back? I have, on a couple
of occasions. When your back is painful, the simplest tasks become
difficult. It’s incredibly awkward to stand up from a chair.
A task as simple as walking becomes difficult. You can’t do
ANYTHING! A back injury is unlike anything else. If you pull a muscle
in your arm or leg, you can still get around. With a back injury, you
immediately turn into a 90-year-old man or woman.
To some extent, it’s not our fault. Like
all four legged animals, our backs evolved to carry an even load across
the entire spine. However, when we started to walk upright, our backs
paid the price. Instead of balancing the weight of the body evenly,
walking upright turns our spines into flagpoles. What’s
worse, these flagpoles must support an enormous weight (our heads)
right on top. Modern Man (and woman!) then compounds this design flaw
by adding poor posture, obesity, and inactivity into the mix. If you
want to avoid back pain (and who doesn’t?), you should be
performing back exercises on a regular basis.
meant to Bend Backwards
Two of the exercises presented here, the Cobra and the Bridge, involve
bending your back backwards. Most people find this awkward at first, as
it is not a movement they regularly do. However, proper back bending is
one of the best things you can do for you back (so long as you back is
not injured to begin with). Our backs, like our entire bodies, are
meant to move animal like in all angles and directions. Most people,
however, slouch in their chairs at work and have poor posture the rest
of the time. Bending your back backwards will stretch your spine and
release a lot of the tension that you unknowingly built up during the
Here are some nature-inspired back
exercises for you to try:
Back Exercises – The Cobra
The Cobra is a basic yoga posture that anyone can
do. It provides a blood rush to the spine, the sympathetic nerves and
cells, and all the muscles of the back. It also helps the spine gain
the elasticity so essential to a vigorous, healthy body.
Strengthening Exercises – The Table Maker
This exercise will increase the strength in the
upper and lower spine, while at the same time promoting flexibility.
This is one of the best bodyweight exercises you
Not only does it work your back (it involves back bending, similar to
the cobra) but it strengthens your chest, shoulders, and arms as well.
Fitness - Natural Bodyweight Exercises for Men and Women
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If you liked the cobra exercise, then you should
love the exercises in this book. All are in some way inspired by animal
movement. Not only can they be done quickly, but they are incredibly
effective as well. This item is now available from Amazon.com
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Isometrics are an incredibly effective form of natural exercise that
can be done by anyone anywhere. My Power Isometrics course also
contains many fantastic exercises for strengthening the back. This
program, both in book and DVD format is now available from Amazon.com.
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(for the DVD)
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