One of the most forgotten parts when it comes to training is usually the lumbar area. Very few people usually take it into account to work with appropriate exercises that strengthen this part of the body. Do not forget that this part is part of the core, and as such it is necessary to keep it strong, since it intervenes in the vast majority of exercises and movements that we are going to carry out with the body. That is why we want to defend a safe way to train it, with the help of the fitball.
To be more exact, the muscles that make up the lumbar part are called spinal erectors and are responsible for helping us to maintain an upright posture along with the abdominal wall. It is true that in the lower part, specifically the one that is in this zone known as lumbar, this muscle is bigger because it is the zone of greater tension of all the back. That is why we must take them into consideration and train them to strengthen them safely and effectively.
Reasons for choosing fitball versus other methods
When training this part of the body we usually make many mistakes or be too abrupt with the movements, since it is a delicate area that we can not force excessively. Therefore the use of fitball to work the lumbar is a good alternative, since we will keep the core activated because of the instability of the ball, so we will work both the front and back of the trunk, thus avoiding to concentrate All the tension in the lower back.
Good for back balance
Working the lumbar part of this way will help us to balance the back better and get a better alignment than doing it for example in machine, because sometimes we tend to arch too much the back forcing the lumbar zone as cervical and running the risk of doing us damage In this practice.
We will eliminate part of the impact
The impact is another point to consider, since on the fitball movements are much smoother and controlled, so the impact is less than we will experience for example when working the area on the ground. In these cases the front of the core does not come into action, all the tension ends up accumulating in the lumbar, so we subject it to a greater impact that can be counterproductive when it comes to building a fortress in this area.
Some exercises we can do
It is true that there are many exercises to perform on the fitball, but we on this occasion have highlighted a few that we believe can be very beneficial for this part of the body and we understand that the risk we are going to run is less. Among other things we think of this for the reasons we have explained above, and also because the bowing of the back will always be more controlled and will never become excessive, which is what in many cases causes us damages. Therefore we recommend its practice when working the lumbar part and strengthen the core more.