Back pain happens for many different reasons, and at the Spine Institute of North America, we specialize in giving relief. One of the ways you can help our treatment be effective is staying as active as possible under one of our specialist’s guidance. Generally, most kinds of activity will help your back, but it can be difficult to keep moving when you’re in pain. That is why we have taken several blogs to go over different weight training exercises you can use to stay active even when you’re hurting. In our last blog, we went over bench presses and bicep curls, which can be helpful if you want to exercise without using your back too much.  Today, we have two more exercises for you to consider.

Bench Press

Bench presses are done while laying prone, and they build your shoulders, triceps, and deltoid muscles. We recommend starting out with the bar only to get a feel for it what your body is ready to handle. If putting your feet on the floor hurts your back, we recommend putting weight plates under your feet. Don’t put your feet on the bench – it isn’t stable.

Triceps Pulldown

Developing your triceps is important, especially if you regularly work your biceps. This exercise is done with a machine by pulling a weighted apparatus down. If one isn’t available, you can find other variations. As always, run all exercises past your specialist at the Spine Institute of North America.

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