Most people like stretching the back. I know I do. Of course please always check with your physician before you try any kind of workout or exercises. Here are some stretches that you can do at home some using an inverted table and some without.
These are great on an inverted table:
- Spinal Stretching like the Jack Knife Stretch
- Abdominal exercises (inverted crunches) Being on an inverted table gives less strain on the neck and creates more resistance for the abdomen.
These are simple exercises you can do at home to help strengthen your back:
- The Bird Dog Stretch is one of my personal favorites for the back.
- Lunges are also a great back strengthening exercise.
- Dumb bell Bent Over Row (these are actually in my daily routine)
- Try Pilate's or Yoga there are several DVDS you can purchase for home or you can try a class.
My husband had weeks of physical therapy after his surgery. The exercises / stretches they gave him to do really were not difficult moves at all. It was all about building up endurance and repetition. The same goes for many of these. Hold them then repeat them building up to doing more.
There are all kinds of resources available for you to customize some exercises to help you have that healthy back. You can find videos of stretching and technique on You Tube. There also DVDS and other workout type media you can purchase. Your Doctor will have a handout on stretches you can do if you ask him/her for it. Whatever you try remember to do it safely.
This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.