i'm trying to implement some safe lower back - back exercises... for example, pull ups are in my routine...
what else... cable rows are really bad for lower back, since the spine tends to strentch as u reach for the attachment... same goes for the overheard lat pulldowns (weights pull the spine outward). any ideas?
i added t-bar rows...with the incline bench to support.
Deadlifts and rows are quite safe if you do them with proper form. And quite dangerous if you do not.
I think the benefits make it worthwhile to learn to do them though.
:withstupi With proper form cable rows are very safe.
Current: 5'8 165lbs
Deadlifts, good mornings and hypers are all great lower back exercises but like everyone said, choose a weight that allows you to use proper form otherwise you're going to mess yourself up!
Ooops...forgot to add, pullups and barbell rows are great for the upper back and I'm partial to hammer rows, however, same thing applies...use a weight that allows you to use proper form.
What's wrong with your lower back?
Squats work better than supplements.
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yeah those exercises that put a lot of force on the spine are not bad if you are healthy but it sounds like he has a condition now
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