Abdominal strength is a key to decreasing back pain, but how do you build that strength when you have back issues?
Abdominal exercises should
- Build strength and shape to your lower stomach
- Help support the lower spine
- Work in tandem with the pelvic floor
- Naturally recruit deep and intermediate abdominals
- Assist food digestion
- Breathing efficiency
Unfortunately there are a few abdominal exercises that increase or cause back pain – sit ups, crunches and some version of plank exercises. These exercises can cause unnecessary pressure against the spine and lower body organs.
The following abdominal exercises are the best for building abdominal strength and decreasing back pain.