Bodybuilding and exercise for back pain

Back pain

Most people think that bodybuilding causes pain, and quite frankly, a lot of them think that it causes excruciating back pain. Well, that may be the case for some people, but believe it or not, some bodybuilding exercises can actually prevent back pain, if they’re being done properly of course. So, before you start doing any of these exercises, consult your doctor and a gym trainer, and make sure you are able to do them.

Now, we know that the economy is in the state that it is, and that not everyone out there can afford to go to the gym, so we’ve compiled a list of exercises that can be done in your home, or even in your backyard, if you have one and if you like doing exercises outside. And this is not that bad of an idea, since the fresh air can do wonders for your health. So, let’s begin with the exercises.

First of all, you need to strengthen the muscles of your lower back, in order for your back to be stronger. And as your back become more and more strong, you’ll be able to do more and more exercises. A perfect exercise for this are the Prone Back Extensions. If your muscles hurt for some reason, you can just skip this one and go directly to the next one, which is called Opposite arm and leg raise. Here, the name of the exercise speaks for itself, and there is no reason to explain this exercise any further.

Floor crunchesNext, you can start doing Floor Crunches. While doing these crunches, it is extremely important not to move your head or your neck, because it can cause serious neck injuries. Just keep your knees bent and feet on the ground, and start doing the crunches. Also, you could start doing the Floor Side Crunches, which are basically the same as the regular crunches, except you need to twist your upper body. Everything else stays the same, and does not move, just like in the previous exercise.

These are just some of the exercises that you can practice in the safety of your home. They are good to get you started, and later, when you get in shape, you can continue doing them in a gym. Of course, you must keep in mind that these exercises cannot bring results in just a couple of days. Keep in mind that it’s a process. It is not a race; it is a marathon, so keeping a healthy attitude about it is also very important.

These exercises will prevent the pain in your back, and give you a strong back for any other exercise you may encounter on your journey through the world of bodybuilding. And remember, this is just the background; you have to fill the rest up by yourself. Nonetheless, this will give you all you need to continue bodybuilding for a long amount of time without having to worry about the pain in your back caused by bodybuilding and exercising.