View Full Version : building up lower back and stretching
08-31-2007, 02:27 AM
what exercises are best for building lower backs i do chin ups but is there anything else i can try, what stretchs do people do for their backs?
08-31-2007, 07:39 AM
chin ups do basically nothing for your lower back... Deadlifts, Good mornings are exercises that focus on that area.
09-02-2007, 07:32 PM
If you are looking for a stretch for your back, try cobra stretches
09-02-2007, 08:22 PM
deadlifts, good mornings, squats, hyperextensions, reverse hyperextensions.
09-03-2007, 12:45 AM
the good mornings feel like thier working really well, and next time im at the gym ill give the others ago
09-03-2007, 09:27 AM
I'm pretty much an expert as far as lower back stretching goes. The exercices recommended by Sensei are good and I would also add straight leg deadlifts. And here's the stretching you must do before and after your workout.
First, Cobra stretch
then you do the opposite by curving your back like a scared cat and you try to reach as far with your arms, one arm at a time.
Then there's the sucking your own dick exercise: http://www.collegesexadvice.com/auto/else2.gif
Seriously, if you do that without sucking your own dick you'll get an awesome stretch.
Don't forget to stretch your calves, hams, quads, and glutes also. Their flexibility is related to your back more than you would think.
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