01 June 16  |  Fitness   |  

Strengthening Your Back Will Help Prevent Injuries

By Jeffrey T. Spaeth LMT CPT

Most of us will experience back problems sooner or later. As the summer approaches, our activity level will increase with trips to the beach, lake, spring and other destinations.

A great exercise for strengthening your back is to perform a plank move. Rest on your forearms, rise up on your toes and hold the position for 30 seconds focusing on keeping the core tight and work up to two minutes. This is a great workout for building up core strength, when you hold the plank while tightening your core, you can really feel that burn which strengthens your core muscles!

Another exercise is a straight leg raise. Lie on your back with your right knee bent keeping your left leg straight. Tighten your abs and raise your left leg 6 inches off the ground and then lower it back down slowly. Perform 10 to 15 reps then switch legs.

Another exercise is an arm and leg lift. Start on all fours and lift your left arm forward and right leg up off the ground and hold for five seconds, then alternate to right arm left leg. Perform 10 to 15 repetitions. These are just a few exercises to strengthen the lower back.

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We at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club use the best training techniques to help you build discipline and dedication into your workouts!

Strengthening your back is achievable at Golden Ocala's Fitness Center!

Golden Ocala uses Technogym, the finest in Italian exercise equipment. The Technogym equipment line was used by the 2006 Winter Olympic athletes. Exercise enthusiasts will take their cardio training to the next level with Cardio Wave, which offers three planes of motion to accelerate results in endurance, strength and coordination.

Ensure success in your training with the Wellness System. Your personalized key is programmed with your fitness goals and linked to Technogym’s strength and cardio equipment to guide you through your exercise program.

The fitness team at Golden Ocala takes pride in keeping pace with the latest in fitness and health trends.

Stop by the Fitness Center, or call us at 352-402-4350, and we can set up a program specifically tailored to your particular needs.

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