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This workout helps strengthen the lower back

Method

Place a barbell on the upper back.

Keep your head up and back straight.

Keep your feet firmly planted on the ground at shoulder width.

Bend forward till the upper back is almost parallel to the floor.

Push your hips backwards.

This facilitates a forward movement.

Return to the starting position.

Inhale down and exhale up.

Avoid

Locking the knees while standing.

Swinging motion.

Rounding the back.

Pressing the barbell on neck or trapezius.

Extremely heavy weights.

Dropping your head down while bending forward

Targeted muscles

It trains the Erector spinae (lower back), Gluteus maximus (buttocks) and the Hamstrings

Who it helps

It strengthens the lower back; helps weightlifters, powerlifters, runners, gymnasts and wrestlers

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