Part 4: Shaping up Sitting Posture: Low Back Strength Exercise

Your sitting and standing posture can be improve with exercises.  This video is part 4 of a series that starts with stretching then strengthening your low back and upper back.  This will improve your posture and compliment Chiropractic care when there is spinal alignment problems.

Here are the 2 exercises:

  1. Chair Squat

    1. Start with good standing posture (weight on your heels, chin & shoulders back).

    2. Holding your posture with hands on the chair, then bend your knees to your comfort.

    3. Repeat 2-5 times.

    4. Add more repetitions and bend your knees more when comfortable.

  2. Relaxed Plank Leg Raise

    1. Lying on your stomach, put your weight on your forearms to relax your back.

    2. Bend one knee to about 90 degrees.

    3. Raise the knee to contract the low back, hamstring and glute to your comfort.

    4. Hold for 5 seconds, then repeat with other leg.

    5. Perform exercise on each side 3-5 times, based on comfort.

Perform these exercises on a regular, daily BEFORE you have back pain.  Having the awareness allows you to keep your back strong.

Everyone’s health is at a unique state.

Euclid Chiropractic specializes in customizing simplistic routines for our patients. Enjoy a complimentary consultation and see you we can help you live a healthier, happier life.

Here is Part 1,2 and 3:
1.Intro and  2Upper Back/Neck Stretches
2.Two Low Back Stretches
3.Three Neck/Upper Back Strengthening Exercises

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