Should I Bend Forward To Touch My Toes?

Bending forward (flexing the spine) to touch your toes is NOT a good stretch. Yes, it stretches the back muscles, but it puts your spine in a compromising position, which carries high risk for low back injury. This is especially true if you are standing and bend forward or picking up an object in a …

Core strength position Part 2

From yesterday’s post we know what the strong core position is, so let’s rename it “neutral spine.” Now we can talk about some more challenging exercises for your core. Before you begin, make sure you can find your neutral spine position whether you are sitting, standing or squatting. Also be sure to draw in/contract your …

Core strength position

What is the strongest position for your back to be in? Being upright with good posture! That is the only position that enables you to lift a very heavy load without hurting yourself. So let’s talk about a few ways to strengthen your core in that position. Sitting: Sit upright without leaning on the back …