Lower Back?

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    Jan 21, 2009 4:33 PM GMT
    There was a link somewhere on here to find specific exercises to target areas of the body but I can't seem to find it! I see lots of new definition in most places of my body except lower back. What can I add to my routine to target this area?
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    Jan 22, 2009 6:17 AM GMT
    Deadlifts. Hyper extensions.
  • TexanMan82

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    Jan 22, 2009 7:05 PM GMT
    Deadlifts are best, but there are a variety you can do that if you perform them correctly, you'll get a good lower back workout.

    Personally, I'd stay away from good mornings, or at the very most, do them pretty light.
  • torontoguy222...

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    Jan 25, 2009 3:19 PM GMT
    I do hyper-extensions (if that's the one like a back crunch) and hold weights in front of me to add resistance. I'm up to an 85lb dumbbell though, the highest dumbbell weight my gym has. I'm not sure what to do if I need to go beyond 85lbs. It really hits the lower back though!
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    Jan 25, 2009 3:33 PM GMT
    Shoveling snow.
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    Jan 26, 2009 6:03 PM GMT
    Care full with your lower back. A sore lower back is the worst. I like to do reverse planks... they are more for your abs, but you can also feel it in your lower back.
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    Jan 26, 2009 6:11 PM GMT
    torontoguy2222 saidI do hyper-extensions (if that's the one like a back crunch) and hold weights in front of me to add resistance. I'm up to an 85lb dumbbell though, the highest dumbbell weight my gym has. I'm not sure what to do if I need to go beyond 85lbs. It really hits the lower back though!




    yes and a variation: reverse hyper-extensions (lifting the legs/lower half instead of torso/upper bod). really hits the glutes.
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    Jan 26, 2009 7:48 PM GMT
    I do stiff leg deadlifts with as much as 315 pounds, and have for years. My erectors are thick. I also have thick hamstrings for the same reason.

    Doing squats in proper form will work your low back, as well.

    Here's a string that you can paste Google that will help you in your search.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=lower+back+exercises&btnG=Google+Search&aq=0&oq=lower+back+exer
  • torontoguy222...

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    Feb 06, 2009 2:13 PM GMT
    Holy crap, I started doing deadlifts last week, and it's a heck of a lower back workout. After 4 sets it feels like I've been doing yardwork for 4 hours. No need for hyperextensions on my deadlift days anymore!