The pelvic tilt exercise is designed to strengthen the deep, lower anterior abdominal musculature and help you gain more control of your pelvic floor. It is common for people to lose the ability to control the pelvic floor muscles which can lead to dysfunction throughout the abdominal region including the low back.
The glutes play a huge role in the stability of the pelvic region. They are essentially the base of support of the body when upright. If the glutes do not function well, there is often a direct correlation to increased pain especially in the low back. This exercise targets the glutes and some of the hamstring musculature to ensure that the glutes are able to activate properly.
Adding a resistance band to the glute bridge exercise that we previously featured can help to activate the outside portions of your butt. This gives you even more extensive glute muscle training to help you shape and tone.
The primary purpose of the dead bug exercise is to strengthen the core by activating the stabilizer musculature around the abdomen and spine. We are also reinforcing a diagonal, extension movement pattern in the extremities and spine.
This drill targets your deep neck muscles and gets them activated in the front. This is a great exercise if you’re having headaches. It’s also important to do if you sit a lot at work, as we tend to see over activity in the back of our necks, and under activity in the front.
This exercise helps to improve your mid-back spine rotation and mobility. Most of us have poor daily habits of sitting hunched over all day, or we’re exhibiting poor posture. This makes us susceptible to poor thoracic mobility. This drill will help us maintain optimal rotation.