resuming LOWER BACK EXERCISES

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    Aug 17, 2013 5:12 AM GMT
    Noticed that I've been slack with lower back exercises for the past two years all the while regularly doing stomach exercises. I suspect that this slack has enabled a slight protrusion of belly.

    Wondering should I just do two sets of lower back exercises following stomach exercises or skip the stomach exercises to rectify protrusion, or something else?

    Totally clueless (in the vein of Ann Landers).

    All suggestions welcome!
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    Aug 17, 2013 6:17 AM GMT
    I do lower back exercises and abs on the same day. Maybe cut back on the ab exercises and replace them lower back exercises.
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    Aug 17, 2013 9:40 AM GMT
    Why not superset the lower back and ab exercises?
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    Aug 19, 2013 5:07 AM GMT
    Yes, do lower back exercises (hyperextensions are great), but if you want to pull in your mid-section, I strongly suggest vacuum exercises to strengthen the transverse abdominis. Good explanation and examples here: http://www.realjock.com/workout/1096. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 24, 2013 4:06 AM GMT
    Mate,

    I'd keep doing your ab excercises for core strength - starting your routines with planks is good - AND bring in your lower back excercises.

    If you haven't done a lot of lower back for a while, make sure you do lower back stretches before and after workouts so you avoid injuries.

    Keep smiling!