Back workout 2
- Complete in one big circuit with minimal rest in-between exercises.
- Rest 1-2 minutes at the end of the circuit and then repeat a second time.
High Pull with Band
Starting Position: Face the cable with your hands outstretched and hanging on to the cable handle in a low position.
Keeping the arms straight stand up using your low back and raise your arms above your head.
Return to the starting position and repeat.
1. Position pulley at approximately chest height.
2. Stand with your right side towards pulley. Position feet shoulder width apart with knees slightly bent.
3. Start position: Grasp handle with right hand first followed by left hand on top of right hand. Extend arms forward at shoulder level. Hips and shoulders should be squared.
4. Rotate hips approximately 65° (or slightly past midway between the hip and naval).
5. Return to start position. Switch sides after prescribed number of reps.
6. Remember to rotate shoulders and hips and not just the arms. To ensure this movement, let head follow arms during rotation.
Vertical Hip Raise
1. Step up onto apparatus and place forearms into pads. Grasp handles and stabilize shoulders by depressing shoulders down.
2. Start position: bring knees up with hip flexed at approximately 90°.
3. Keeping back firmly pressed against back support, slowly lower legs.
4. Return to start position.
5. Remember to keep head and back in a neutral position. Keep stomach tight (naval drawn in towards spine) throughout entire movement.
Bridge (Plank) on elbows
1. Start by lying face down on the ground. Place your elbows and forearms underneath your chest.
2. Prop yourself up to form a bridge using your toes and forearms.
3. Maintain a flat back and do not allow your hips to sag towards the ground.
4. Hold for the required time limit or until you can no longer maintain a flat bridge.
1) Lie face down on floor with arms extended overhead. You may place a rolled towel under forehead to clear face from floor.
2) Raise right arm and left leg 4-8 inches off floor.
3) Lower and raise alternate opposite arm and leg.
Remember to keep head and back in a neutral position. Shoulders and hips should remain squared throughout movement.
Lumbar Roll with ball
1. Lie down on the floor and place your lower legs on top of the stability ball.
2. Keeping your legs on the ball shift your legs to the side and let the ball roll with them.
3. Now return to the starting position and repeat to the other side.
4. Repeat for the prescribed number of repetitions.