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Question:I need an exercise to strengthen my back.

Asked by VictoriaB on 2/7/08 3 Answers»


A few questions - upper or lower? any issues (slipped disks, pinching, etc.)

Make sure you understand what is wrong with your back before jumping into any exercise.

If a doctor gives you the go ahead you need to focus on two muscle groups - core & back.

Yoga/Pilates "Cobra" - great for the lower back
Plank (front and side) - great for front/side abs/core.

Also don't be afraid to go through these exercises a couple of times each day.


Answered by: TrueTraining1 on 4/7/08


Pilates works for me. There are also different instructors, which also makes a differencein the level of intensity.

Answered by: hornist on 2/14/08


I've been told yoga works well for your back. Three sessions in, I can say it is a bit challenging, but you can feel it working!

Answered by: Anonymous on 2/11/08
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