Lower Back Strengthening Exercises

Back Strengthening Exercises. Certain exercises can help strengthen the muscles that support the lower back

Lower Back Strengthening Exercises

Lower Back Strengthening Exercises. Certain exercises can help strengthen the muscles that support the lower back to reduce pain and prevent injury. However, these movements may also promote proper hip alignment and increase core stability to improve physical function.

Our bodies function at their best when muscles work in sync with one another. So then, Weak muscles, especially those in your core and pelvis, can sometimes lead to back pain or injury. However, Low back pain can interfere with your daily activities. Here, Research has shown that strengthening exercises can be beneficial in treating low back pain.

Here, living a healthy lifestyle is the best way to prevent low back pain. But minimizing weight gain, building strength, and avoiding risky activities will help minimize low back pain as you age.

What Causes Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain is the fifth most common reason people visit the doctor.

Lower back pain is the fifth most common reason people visit the doctor. Hence, more than 85 per cent of these visits are for nonspecific low back pain. Or pain that’s not caused by a disease or spinal abnormality.

Nonspecific back pain can be caused by:

Some specific and more serious causes of back pain include:

So, do these simple, equipment-free exercises to strengthen the muscles that support your spine. Consequently, gaining strength can lead to less pain and dysfunction. But, check with your doctor or therapist before starting these exercises to be sure they’re right for your situation.


Lower Back Strengthening Exercises. Here, the gluteus maximus is the large muscle of the buttocks. And it’s one of the strongest muscles in the body. In addition, it’s responsible for movement at the hip, including hip extension activities like squats.

Weakness in the gluteus muscles can contribute to back pain. Subsequently, this is because they’re important stabilizers of the hip joints and lower back during movements like walking.

Bridges work the glutes tat support the lower back

Muscles worked: gluteus maximus

  1. Lie on the ground with your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart.
  2. With your hands by your sides, press your feet into the floor as you slowly lift your buttocks off the ground until your body is in one straight line. Keep your shoulders on the floor. Hold for 5 seconds.
  3. Lower down.
  4. Repeat 10 times. As 1 Set

Drawing in Manoeuvre

Lower Back Strengthening Exercises. The transversus abdominis is the muscle that wraps around the midline. Here, it helps support the spine and abdomen. Also, it’s important for stabilizing the spinal joints and preventing injury during movement.

Drawing in works the abdomina; muscles that support the lower back

Muscles worked: transversus abdominis

  1. Lie on the ground with your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart.
  2. Relax your hands by your sides.
  3. Take a deep inhale. Breathe out and pull your belly button in toward your spine, engaging your abdominal muscles without tilting your hips.
  4. Hold for 5 seconds.
  5. Repeat 5 times. As 1 Set

Lying Lateral Leg Raises

Lower Back Strengthening Exercises. The hip abductor muscles help to raise your leg to the side, away from your body. Therefore, they also help support your pelvis when you’re standing on one leg. In particular, when these muscles are weak, it can affect your balance and mobility. Furthermore, it can also cause low back pain due to instability.

This exercise works the hip abductors that support stability, mobility and the lower part of your back

Muscles worked: gluteus medius

  1. Lie on one side, keeping your lower leg slightly bent on the ground.
  2. Engage your core by drawing your belly button toward your spine.
  3. Raise your top leg without moving the rest of your body.
  4. Hold for 5 seconds at the top. Repeat 10 times.
  5. Repeat on the other side. As 1 set.


Lower Back Strengthening Exercises. Your back extensors run along your spine. So then, they help you maintain an upright position, and support your spine and pelvic bones. And allow you to arch your back.

WARNING If this exercise makes your back pain worse, stop doing it until you receive further evaluation. To begin with, your doctor may need to rule out more serious causes of your back pain.

This exercise works the back extensors that support the spine and therefore the both the upper and lower back

Muscles worked: back, buttocks and hips, shoulders

  1. Lie on your stomach with your arms extended out in front of you and your legs long.
  2. Lift your hands and feet off the ground approximately 6 inches, or until you feel a contraction in your lower back.
  3. Engage your core muscles by slightly lifting your belly button off the floor. Reach away with your hands and feet. Be sure to look at the floor during this exercise to avoid neck strain.
  4. Hold for 5 seconds.
  5. Return to starting position. Repeat 10 times. As 1 Set

Partial Curls

The abdominal muscles play a significant role in supporting the spine. In short. Besides, strong abdominal muscles can help maintain proper hip alignment. In this case, this can contribute to overall core strength and stability.

This exercise works the abdominal muscles, they support the hip alignment which helps in back support

Muscles worked: rectus abdominus, transversus abdominis

  1. Lie on the ground with your feet flat on the floor, keeping your knees bent.
  2. Cross your hands over your chest.
  3. Take a deep breath. While you exhale, brace your abdominals by pulling your belly button toward your spine.
  4. Slowly lift your shoulders off the ground a few inches. Try to keep your neck in line with your spine instead of rounding, to avoid pulling up with your neck. Hold for 5 seconds.
  5. Return to starting position.
  6. Repeat 10 times. As 1set.

All 5 are one set, try to do 3 sets or whatever you can manage.

Do these exercises Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 2 weeks


In Conclusion

Low-back strengthening exercises are an excellent way to prevent recurring low back pain. Thus, stronger core muscles help increase stability, decrease your chances of getting injured, and improve function.

Modifying daily activities like squatting down to pick up items can also help prevent low back pain or muscle spasms. So, start incorporating these simple, equipment-free exercises into your daily routine and reap the benefits for years to come.

Important Note *

Remember that everyone is different, it is ultimately YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to find what your body responds to. So please do your due diligence before trying anything new, including getting Medical Advice to ensure your safety and peace of mind.

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3 replies on “Lower Back Strengthening Exercises”

Thanks looks like it will be an improvement on what I’ve been doing will let you know how it goes

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