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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Wannabebig Member Mighty Mouse's Avatar
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    Lower back exercises?

    Need to get my lower back in gear. What other exercises are good to do if you have a weak lower back besides hyperextensions or deadlifts. I know alot of leg execises and upper back exercises hit the lower back but I would like to do lower back specific exercises if possible.Not sure but there probably arent many huh. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Mouse
    Need to get my lower back in gear. What other exercises are good to do if you have a weak lower back besides hyperextensions or deadlifts. I know alot of leg execises and upper back exercises hit the lower back but I would like to do lower back specific exercises if possible.Not sure but there probably arent many huh. Thanks
    Good mornings are another goodie, deadlifts should be just about all you need for your lower back, along with sldl.
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    also if you have access to a proper machine, try reverse hyperextensions

    but what has really gotten my lower back in gear and super strong is deadlifts, good mornings and SLDL, my lower back is undoubtedly one of if not the strongest part of my body
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    dead lift is the best in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCorey75
    also if you have access to a proper machine, try reverse hyperextensions
    Are you talking about the machine where you lean back against a pad to move a weight stack? If so, these machines are very bad for your back, as they put too much pressue on the spine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Mouse
    Need to get my lower back in gear. What other exercises are good to do if you have a weak lower back besides hyperextensions or deadlifts. I know alot of leg execises and upper back exercises hit the lower back but I would like to do lower back specific exercises if possible.Not sure but there probably arent many huh. Thanks

    Pullthrus, reverse hypers, SLDL, Good mornings.

    Why do you ask?
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    HemiVision, this is a reverse hyper: http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...extension.html
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    Paul Stagg -Why Do you ask? I need to start paying more attention to my lower back so it dont fall behind and slow progress in other areas and I would like a variety of exercises to try and see what works best for me .

    Thanks every one for the replies I will try them all in the next few weeks.
    Glad Im weak because I never have to worry in the gym because my 5 pound plates are always there.!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony
    HemiVision, this is a reverse hyper: http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/...extension.html
    Ahh ok... that's not what I was thinking of. Thanks for clearing that up. This is the machine I meant to caution against: http://www.netfit.co.uk/bac3.htm

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    Yeah Hemi I've tried those and I also stay away. Didnt feel right. I like to use free weights as much as possible.
    Glad Im weak because I never have to worry in the gym because my 5 pound plates are always there.!!!!

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    yeah deadlifts really work the lower back.

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    I had lower back problems for years, then I found this site and started deadlifting. It's one of the best excersices on the planet.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mighty Mouse View Post
    Need to get my lower back in gear. What other exercises are good to do if you have a weak lower back besides hyperextensions or deadlifts. I know alot of leg execises and upper back exercises hit the lower back but I would like to do lower back specific exercises if possible.Not sure but there probably arent many huh. Thanks
    Yes there are many such as low back ext, reverse hypers on SB or machine, etc... But were most people miss it is doing core oriented exercises in different plance of motion. Remember the spine is made to bend and rotate so you need to train it as such. Using exercises like supermans on bosu or SB, briddogs, low to high chops, high to low chops, rainbows, contarlateral knee to elbow crunch, etc....... There are many more.

    You need to get out of the single plane of motion to get a strong low back and core.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Cress View Post
    Yes there are many such as low back ext, reverse hypers on SB or machine, etc... But were most people miss it is doing core oriented exercises in different plance of motion. Remember the spine is made to bend and rotate so you need to train it as such. Using exercises like supermans on bosu or SB, briddogs, low to high chops, high to low chops, rainbows, contarlateral knee to elbow crunch, etc....... There are many more.

    You need to get out of the single plane of motion to get a strong low back and core.
    You are replying to a 6 year old thread bumped by a spammer.

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