Low back pain can be the result of many different things. It can be triggered by overuse, muscle strain, injuries to the muscles, ligaments, and discs that support the spine. Over time, it could lead to constant tension on the muscles, ligaments, bones, making your back more prone to injury or re-injury.
Low back exercises focus on strengthening with the abdominal muscles, thus give stabilization of the spine.
The Superman’s exercises can be used as either preventative or as recovering exercise.
Lie on your stomach on a mat with arms and legs extended;
Retract shoulder blades down and in towards the mid-line of your spine and draw in abdominal muscles;
Maintaining this position, lift opposite arm and opposite leg ensuring that your hips stay in contact with the floor;
Hold for 3-5 seconds and reverse sides.
Repeat 10-20 times.