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Do you get back pain or are scared to feel your lower back when working out? Do you want better posture? Or are you simply looking to get a stronger back?

This exercise is for you!

It is really important for us to work our back muscles as these are some of the largest in the body! They also work as part of our core! If you want better posture, you can’t just do sit ups all the time, but need your back muscles to be stronger so that you can hold yourself up better.

Give this exercise a go to help you get a stronger back!

Top tips

  1. Remember your pelvis!
    Re-visit your pelvic clock to remember how your pubic bone can move to support your spine and prevent a pinching pain in your lower back.
  2. Start with a hover!
    By simply hovering your nose off the floor, you will be working your anti-gravity muscles! That may be as far as you go. But remember, you are still working into extension so that’s ok!
  3. Use those legs!
    Keeping your knees really straight and reaching your feet away from you will activate the entire front of your body. This will give you support! Try to keep those feet on the floor though.
  4. Watch your mat.
    At the top keep your gaze on the top of your mat so that you are not over extending your neck.

Education is key

These exercises are designed for us to give to our clients. If you have not seen one of our therapists and have any questions about injuries, what you have read or whether this may be useful to you, please just ask please link to a contact form which opens in the same page. We are more than happy to help anyone and point you in the right direction. Our biggest belief is that education is key. The more you understand about your injury, illness and movement, the more you are likely to improve.
If you are not sure whether this is for you, simply get in touch. We are here to help!

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