Lower Back

How To : Exercise the lower back

Lower back injuries are common but preventable. Learn simple lower back exercises to increase strength from tips from a personal trainer in this free exercise video series. Part 1 of 20 - How to Exercise the lower back. Exercise the lower back - Part 2 of 20. Click through to ...more

How To : Give a lower back massage

In this videos series, our expert Alexson Roy will show you how to give a lower back massage. He will teach you how to tel the difference between the lower and upper back, how to do circular motions, horizontal strokes, vertical strokes, stripping, and cross fiber friction. Pa ...more

How To : Do lower back exercises for back physical therapy

This series takes you through a bunch of exercises that you can do to help with lower back therapy. This is good for anyone with back pain or that needs physical therapy. Do lower back exercises for back physical therapy - Part 1 of 16. Click through to watch this video on exp ...more

How To : Strengthen you back with lower back extensions

Learn how to do lower back extensions. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits This exercise isolates and strengthens the often-neglected lower back muscles. Muscles Worked Lower back Starting Position Lie face downward on the back extension machine. Your ...more

How To : Do hip and lower back yoga stretches

Many of the minor pains in the lower back are directly related to tight hips and psoas. In this fitness how to video, Deborah York guides the viewer through a yoga routine designed to stretch out the lower back, hips and psoas muscle. Yoga help us both obtain physical balance ...more

How To : Do a Lower Back Flex to Alleviate Back Pain

Chiropractors always come home from a hard day's work with a smile on their face because so many adults have back pain that just won't go away. While you could blame lower back pain on sitting down for extended periods of time, the real culprit is lack of stretching and exerc ...more

How To : Do a deep hip and leg stretch for the lower back

After practicing, the hipster stretching sequence outlined by yogi Sadie Nardini in this two-part yoga instructional video is something you can use to help build flexibility in your inner thighs and quads. Part 1 of 3 - How to Do a deep hip and leg stretch for the lower back. ...more

How To : Give a good massage on the lower back

• Start by warming and relaxing the lower back of the person you are looking to massage. Warm some massage oil in your hands, and spread it evenly over their lower back. • Start to relax the muscles of the lower back by lightly massaging in circles, moving away from the spine ...more

How To : Prevent lower back pain with the Superman pose

Relive your tender childhood memories of running around your house in a Superman costume pretending you're rescuing the damsel in distress with this lower back-strengthening pose. Fittingly named "Superman," it involves laying your belly down on an ottoman and extending both ...more

How To : Massage the lower back and hips properly

Not feeling your best? Tired of all the stress piling upon you at work or school or home? Take a few minutes, breathe, and relax. Licensed massage therapist Athena shows you how to properly massage the lower back and hips so you can relax.

How To : Do butt & lower back exercises to lose fat

This video tutorial in Fitness category will show you how to do butt & lower back exercises to lose fat. Start off by lying flat on your stomach. Extend the toes and fingers fully. Then raise your hands, upper part of the body and your legs in to a superman flying pose. Don’t ...more

How To : Treat lower back pain with a Pilates Reformer

In this clip, you'll learn how to reduce pack pain through use of a Pilates Reformer exercise device. With Pilates, as with any physical fitness system, a basic mastery of proper technique is essential for both maximizing the effectiveness of your workouts and avoiding acciden ...more

How To : Do a Yoga Twist to Release the Lower Back

Doing a low back relief exercise can make your body feel more relaxed, and stretch out your muscles. First, lay down on your back with your arms at a T, and cross your right leg over your left. Deep inhale and when you exhale, let your knees drop to your right. As you are doin ...more

How To : Dance the Tango Low Back Boleos

This video shows boleos on ground from back ochos. This is footwork in Tango ballroom dance steps. Early tango was known as tango criollo, or simply tango. Today, there are many tango dance styles, including Argentine Tango, Uruguayan Tango, Ballroom tango (American and Inter ...more

How To : Create a simple low side bun for back to school

A bun is usually thought of as severe and uptight, but it can be quite sensual and carefree if you style it right. Take a look at this hairstyling video to learn how to create a very easy yet impactful low side bun for school. The best part about this look is that the messier ...more

How To : Alleviate back pain with prenatal yoga

Back pain is a common discomfort that women experience during and after pregnancy. Though a short, effective standing and seated series, this yoga how to video concentrates on alleviating some of these common aches and pains. Side bending poses help release lower back pain by ...more

How To : Do a floor bridge hold

Learn how to do a floor bridge hold. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The floor bridge hold is an excellent core-strengthening exercise. Starting position In a prone position (face down), position yourself on the tips of your toes and elbows so that ...more

How To : Use a ruler to flatten your lower abs

This exercise forces you to contract your lower abs so your lower back will stay flat against the floor and...This exercise builds up the lower and upper abs. Key point: make sure your lower back stays flat against the floor the whole time.

How To : Stretch legs for massage

Watch this video to learn some nice stretches for the lower back. Skip moving the hips or the cross over stretch if they have spinal issues with the lower back.

How To : Do hanging leg raises properly

Learn how to do hanging leg raises. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Hanging leg raises isolate and work your lower abs mercilessly. Focus on form to keep the work down low where it belongs. Muscles Worked Abdominals (lower) Starting Position Posit ...more

How To : Do a two arm dumbbell row back exercise

The two arm dumbbell row exercise is used to target the back, primarily the latissimus dorsi or "lats." The lower back is also used in this exercise as a stabilizer. However, many individuals can often mistake this exercise as an arm exercise. While in fact you are incorporati ...more

How To : Do a Pilates glider

In this video, we learn how to do a Pilates glider. To start, lay down on a flat surface on your stomach, with your legs flat and touching, and your arms out in the air horizontally. Now, inhale deeply and when you exhale, bring your upper body into the air, using your core to ...more

How To : Use lumbar support for sports injuries

Minor lower back injuries can occur during many physical activities. This is why it is important to use lumbar support to prevent and treat back injuries. Learn how to treat lower back injuries and stay fit in this sports medicine how-to video. Take Action Stretching can help ...more

How To : Dp flat bench leg lifts

Learn how to do flat bench leg lifts. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Looking for a excellent way to flatten and strengthen the lower abdominal muscles? The flat bench leg lifts hits the lower abdominals directly for an excellent isolated workout. M ...more

How To : Use a medicine ball to do flat leg sit ups

Learn how to do flat leg medicine ball sits ups. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Medicine ball sit-ups ensure your abs work doubly hard, as they lift not just the weight of your upper body but the weight of the ball. By keeping your legs flat throug ...more

How To : Do Superman holds with freestyle kicks

Learn how to do superman holds with freestyle kicks. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits The Superman hold is a lower back flexion; you lie facedown on the floor with your arms, shoulders, chest, and legs off the floor in the style of the flying superhe ...more

How To : Do a good morning back exercise

Good mornings are used primarily to work the lower back muscles. The hamstrings and gluteus muscles are also involved in the movement. This exercise is not without controversy. Some maintain that good mornings can lead to lower back injuries. While this might be true in rare ...more

How To : Do a stiff leg deadlift with a medicine ball

The stiff leg deadlift is a great exercise for the hamstring and glute areas. The movement is relatively easy to perform. The key is to keep the lower back flat as you bend at the waist. Do not round the back on the way down. The preferred feet position is about shoulder width ...more

How To : Do the pilates stomach series

The Pilates Stomach Series is also known as the “fabulous five,” because of the wonderful way the five movements tone the tummy. You will need a mat, floor space, and some flexibility. Pilates tip: If at any time your lower back comes off the mat, bring your legs higher as you ...more

How To : Do speed full sit ups

Learn how to do speed full sit ups. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Have you dropped full situps from your workout routine due to concerns about lower-back injury? If you have, you may want to reconsider. The full situp is actually a great workout f ...more

How To : Do an up dog pose for yoga beginners

If you're planning to become a veteran yogini, you'd better start practicing and loving the up dog pose now, because you'll be spending the greater part of your yoga flow doing up dogs and down dogs. The up dog targets the muscles of your upper and lower back as well as your ...more

How To : Use a shovel

Does your lower back feel like it's in knots after you use a shovel? You may not be using the tool correctly. Watch how to properly shovel.

How To : Work you abs and core with cable Russian twists

Learn how to do cable Russian twist. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Starting Position Attach a doubled-handled rope attachment at the top stationary setting. Take a handle in each hand and stand at right angles to the machine or the fixed point of attachment ...more

How To : Do the Roll Out on a swiss ball

Roll Outs are similar to the plank posture in yoga where you isometrically engage your abdominals and core to stabilize and control anterior pelvic tilt thus preventing hyper-extending your lower back.

How To : Warm up and cool down for pilates

Sophie Rycott demonstrates how you can warm up and cool down for pilates. There are four warm ups: shoulder rolls, feet circles and flexes, hip rotation, and arm opening. There are four cool downs as well: neck and spine stretch, hip and gluteus stretch, hip flexor stretch, an ...more

How To : Do the beginner pilates move the Rollup

Search "Pilates animation" on Wonderhowto for other more videos by this user. If you are looking a for a quick pilates reference, take a look at this pilates animation. This a quick & easy, clearly explained diagram of the pilates mat exercise: Classical Pilates for Beginners ...more

How To : Exercise with the barbell snatch balance

Learn how to exercise by doing the barbell snatch balance. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: glutes Secondary Muscle Group: calves, hamstrings, levator scapulae, lower back, quads, serratus anterior, shoulders, traps - lower, traps - upper, triceps Base Movement: snatch ...more

How To : Do the cat and camel back exercise

Learn how to do the cat and camel exercise with this tutorial. The cat and camel is a exercise for the lumbar region of the back. You can strengthen your lower back with the cat and camel exercise shown in this how to video.

How To : Exercise with the kneeling cable back extension

Learn how to exercise by doing the kneeling cable back extension with arms across chest. EXERCISE DETAILS: Primary Muscle Group: lower back Secondary Muscle Group: glutes, hamstrings, neck extensors Base Movement: back extension Equipment: cable Training Type: weight training ...more

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