Core strength is essential for spinal health, yet many struggle with proper form when doing these exercises. Watch Dr. Eric Goodman explain a better, safer and more efficient version of Plank Pose and Bridge Pose. Dr. Goodman is a chiropractor who created Foundation Training, specialized training that strengthens the low back and buttock muscles.
Click on the video below and fast forward to 2:23. (The first 2 tips on upper body exercises are great too!). Walk through this new form of plank pose a few times and if you have attempted a “regular plank” in the past you will feel the difference.
Doing these exercises daily will greatly improve the strength of the muscles around the spine, minimizing any strain on the low back joints and nerves. If you have any questions, or would like some stretches to do once you have completed these exercise, please don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor.