Avoid low back pain with 5 exercises!

Today I want to talk to you about keeping your lower back strong so you can stay as mobile and pain free as possible while continuing to progress in your strength and power moves such as squats, lunges and overhead press. Tight hamstrings and hip flexors along with weak glutes and back extensor muscles are major contributors to lower back pain and weakness. Extended periods of sitting, poor posture, stress, lifting incorrectly, or poor form exercising can all lead to lower back pain. As the old saying goes, “you’re only as healthy as your back is strong”. This should give you pause and drive home the point that you don’t want to neglect the lower back. All “roads” lead to the spine, ther

Weight Machines vs. Free Weights. Three tips for best results.

When it comes to strength training, you’ve got options. You can use machines, free weights or your own body weight. The machines in most gyms take up 75% if not more of the floor space leaving a smaller area to use free weights. This set up might lead you to believe that the machines are the way to go for strength training, but lets take a deeper look. The machines can be an easy way to strengthen the muscles, but there are many benefits you are missing out on by not subbing those exercises for free weights. Consider these reasons- #1. When gyms are crowded, you’re usually left waiting to fit in your set, which wastes time and interferes with your momentum and HR which could compromise yo

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