All month long we are going to be focusing on keeping your joints happy and healthy (and hopefully, creak-free).
This first week, we are working on the lumbar spine. Need some mobility in that area? Try this first exercise to get it moving. Need some stability? Try the second exercise to turn on those low back stabilizers and give your spine some support. Want to have a healthy back? Do both. 😜
Does your low back get cranky out on the trail? Try this hinge stretch to get some relief. Then strengthen the hips and core with this banded exercise to keep your back and knees healthy as you blaze the trail.
For this final week of Spine Month we are focusing on whole spine movements. The Spinal Twist stretch is up there in the top 10 of stretches. This full-body stretch is perfect after activity or right before bed. The Wall Peels exercise helps bring fluidity, movement, and awareness of movement to your spine.
This week we are focusing on the lumbar spine, or low back. The first stretch helps open up the sides of the low back while the second exercise provides some gentle movement to the low back while activating the core.