Before performing any exercise check with a physician. During any exercise if pain occurs you should stop immediately and consult with your practitioner. Briggs Chiropractic can show you how to perform back exercises properly to reduce your chance of injury. When performed properly these back exercises can help you strengthen muscles that may, over time, reduce your chance of injury and pain.
- Lie flat on your stomach. Raise one arm at a time. Hold for 5 counts, then slowly lower. Do 20 repetitions for each arm.
- Try raising one leg at a time. Hold for 5 counts, then slowly lower. Do 20 repetitions for each leg. Advanced versions of this exercise involve raising both legs or arms simultaneously
- Bend your elbows.
- Slowly press your elbows straight back, squeezing the shoulder blades together.
- Hold 5 counts. Do 20 repetitions.