What Exercises Strengthen the Lower Back?

Question:

Are there muscles on the inner part of your lower back, around the #1, 2, & 3 lumbar vertebrae and if so, what exercises can be done to strengthen them?



Answer:

The muscles you describe are primarily the Quadratus Lumborum, though you'll also find the lower fibers of the Erector Spinae there.

What Exercises Strengthen the Lower Back?

Hyperextensions, reverse hyperextensions, deadlifts, and good mornings are good exercises to strengthen the area.

This is an excellent article on lower back stability.

 

 


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