Summer Bodies are Made in...Part 2

Summer Bodies are Made in Winter  SPRING.....


BACK EXERCISES

I typically never do any exercises that mainly target the back muscles. Sometimes one of my exercise routines may involve muscles of the back but not because it was a conscious decision on my part. I'm trying to change that mentality and incoorperate more exercise strictly focused on the back muscles.

Why Exercise/Strengthen the Shoulder/Back Muscles?

- They are important components of our gait and posture 

- They contribute in stabilizing our spine 

- They are part of the core muscle groups responsible for good balance and stability

Right Angle Press
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Inverted Shoulder Press 

 Military Press

- You can use 2 free-weights or a bar or kettle bells or any carry able house hold items of similar weight like 2 jugs of water etc

-  You can also use a jump rope


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Pull Ups / Chin Ups

- You can buy one of these home gym pullups device to place on a door at home

- Or you can head over to your neighborhood playground and use the monkey bars for the same purpose

- Or if you have access to trees, find one with a sturdy branch and use it .
 

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BRIDGE

- The basic bridge pose is performed with both feet on the floor. To challenge yourself, lift one leg up.



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Lower Back Flies


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Bird Dog





Exercises / Stretches for LOWER BACK PAIN





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