Lower back exercises, when performed on a mini-trampoline or a rebounder, are an excellent way to keep fit. They loosen tight muscles, stretch them and strengthen them in the process.
Lower back exercises are best done on David Hall’s Cellerciser®, the top-of-the-line rebounder in the market today. It is absolutely safe, thanks to the equipment’s high quality springs and space-age Permatron® mat.
Because of its excellent quality, an ever-growing number of medical doctors, chiropractors and health practitioners recommend the Cellerciser® to their clients.
There are a number of lower back exercises that one can do on the rebounder. One of them is the back kick, wherein one bounces while alternately kicking his or her legs towards the back. This is done 30 to 40 times.
Another lower back exercise is the “twist”. One places one’s feet and knees together while jumping on the rebound unit and twisting from side to side.
The movement loosens the muscles in the back and provides for some lateral movement of the vertebrae. As the muscles and vertebrae loosen, changes in pressure help increase circulation to the spinal disks. This particular exercise is also performed 30 to 40 times.
The alternate knee lift is one of my favorites among the lower back exercises. In it, the person lies on his or her back on the rebound unit and extends his or her legs. One knee is pulled up over the chest with hands clasped around the knee.
The person holds this position for 10 seconds before lowering the leg. It is then repeated with the other knee. The person then alternates knees and repeats this lower back exercise 10 times. Effects include near immediate relief from tightness in the lower back.
The key to strengthening your lower back is to strengthen your abdominal muscles. When the muscles in your abdomen are weak, your lower back muscles attempt to compensate. The problem is that the latter will eventually begin to hurt due to the strain!
The above exercises help tone your abs and make them do their part in keeping your entire skeletal system in line. This takes a huge amount of pressure off your lower back and even helps in supporting it. Keep in mind, though, that the quality of one’s lower back exercises is only as good as the quality of one’s equipment.