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    Best ways to strengthen the lower back

    What are the best ways to strengthen the lower back? With and without weights.
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    without:
    planks
    bird dogs
    hypers


    with:
    deadlifts
    squats
    good mornings
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    do you have a video/pic of planks and bird dogs.

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    let me see what I can find.





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    lol- the first link for the planks, says you should not feel it in your lower back, but only in your abs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike456
    lol- the first link for the planks, says you should not feel it in your lower back, but only in your abs.

    if you feel it in your back you are probably sinking your hips down. stay tight.

    try and work up to 2+min. holding a straight, tight position.





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    good mournings seem like such a dangerous exercise, would you recommend them P?
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    Quote Originally Posted by god hand
    good mournings seem like such a dangerous exercise, would you recommend them P?

    I don't have people do them. I do them occasionally. I don't have anyone that I ever felt NEEDED to do that exercise. Unless you are an advanced lifter and have a need for it in your program then you can throw it in sometimes. But, in general, it isn't the most important exercise for back health and nor is it even needed in a program provided you are doing other things for the musculature.





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    Quote Originally Posted by P-funk
    if you feel it in your back you are probably sinking your hips down. stay tight.

    try and work up to 2+min. holding a straight, tight position.
    When you can do planks for 10min with perfect form, like me, you will be a happy camper. When I started I could only do planks for 1min. I do them on my days off with neck bridges, v-ups and leg raises.

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    you can do it for 10min?? that is insane....and somewhat cool.





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    Well, my ex girlfriend was a yoga instructor. She could do them for even longer! 12 minutes was her top time.

    I have been doing then 3-4 times a week for the past year or so.

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    I don't know how long I can do them for. I did them once with my hands on a stability ball for a little over 3min. I don't know about the floor though. One thing I can say is that after about 30sec I get so fucking bored....lol, that is one reason why I usually do sets of 2min. This exercise is so boring.





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    I do them at home when I am listening to music, or at the park by my apartment with my headphones on (after run the stairs or skip). It's easier with headphones because you can block everything out and get into a groove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakerboy
    I do them at home when I am listening to music, or at the park by my apartment with my headphones on (after run the stairs or skip). It's easier with headphones because you can block everything out and get into a groove.

    oh, I have headphones on. I still hate it. LOL....total ADD.





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