Do you have pain in your back? It's the most common place where "fit" people who exercise regularly experience on a daily basis. As I wrote in my previous post on stretching and yoga, it's one of the key components in backache prevention that I'll be writing about today.
(I'm totally recycling this photo! haha, why not!)
Work on your abdominal muscles! Actually, you need to work on your "core" muscles in order to get rid of that pesky backache. When I say core muscles I'm talking about your belly, your lower and mid portions of your back as well as your hips that help you balance those muscles. You see, the core muscles are pretty much holding your entire body steady and you're able to do the things you do everyday because of it.
The more strength and power you have in your core, the more activities you'll be able to perform with ease and confidence i.e. all of the highly physically demanding sports and exercises.
I'm a HUGE fan of the "Bicycle" where you lay on your back and "ride" the bicycle. Never let your form go south while doing this exercise or you'll be doing more harm than good to your back. I also like the "jack-knife" where I bring my arms and upper body to the center of my body while bringing my legs up towards the center, creating a "V". There are many alternative core exercises out there and you definitely should explore all of them if you want a dynamic and pain-free back.
Happy healthy backache-free day!