Today is a two for one special… I’m going to show you how to both flatten your belly and reduce back pain with the same exercises.
This short exercise set activates your deep core muscles. They’re often neglected in favor of flashier, sexier moves. Those aggressive moves, though, don’t prevent you from low back pain.
In fact, without a deep core foundation, superficial muscle-targeting exercises can aggravate or cause back pain. But deep core muscles act as your personal girdle to protect and strengthen. So get ready to flatten your belly safely and effectively…
Single leg march
Lie on your back on a firm surface. Bend your knees and put your feet flat on the floor. Alternately lift and lower your right and left legs hinging at your hip. Maintain your lower back down. Do up to 15 repetitions.
Test yourself: Ask someone to try pulling a folded hand