Best Weight Training Exercises for Back Pain – Part 2

If you suffer from back pain, you aren’t alone. The experts at the Spine Institute of North America know how deeply back pain can affect your life, and we are here to help. You can make our treatments more effective by building healthy, active habits. The key is to find exercises you can do consistently. Depending on your level of pain, some will be possible and some won’t. We are going to use our blogs to give you some options!

In our last blog, we discussed leg presses and the prone Superman. Today, we have two more options for you to consider!

Leg Extension

This exercise is great for strengthening the muscles on the fronts of your thighs. It is traditionally done in with weightlifting equipment, but if you don’t have access to the leg extension machine, you can do lunges. If you use a machine, make sure your lower back stays firmly placed against the seat. Make sure that There has been debate about whether or not leg extensions are good for your knees, but you can protect your joints by starting with low weight.

Ab Crunch with an Exercise Ball

Doing normal crunches can hurt your back more than it helps. Doing crunches on an exercise ball is a great way to strengthen your entire core, because your body has to stabilize itself. This engages your legs and more of your abs.

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