Low Back Resistance Training Exercise
During our last posted workout, you probably experienced soreness in a place that you weren’t very familiar with. To give your lats a little bit of a rest, today we will be focusing on the lower back. Your lower back is an essential part of your core strength, and your core is one of the more important places to have strength. Strength and stability are extremely important if you want to have good coordination and a great overall strength basis.
The movement we are about to teach you can be performed with or without a resistance band. We recommend that you get comfortable with the movement before you add resistance to it. To complete this resistance training exercise, follow these steps:
- Place your feet shoulder distance apart and stand up straight.
- Create a slight bend in your knees.
- While keeping your back straight, bend about 90 degrees at the hips to create tension in your posterior chain. You should feel your lower back, glutes and hamstrings get tighter during this movement.
- Come back up to starting position.
If you liked how that movement felt without any resistance, try using your Triletics resistance bands.
- While keeping your feet at shoulder width apart, step on the outsides of the band and bring let the middle of the band rest on the back of your neck.
- Complete the same movement as before, this time be sure you are squeezing your stomach.
- It is important that you make sure your back is not curved and you keep it straight.
Complete this exercise in 3 sets of 12 to 15 repetitions. Check back next week for our next blog, which will target your quadriceps.