Power Squats are another way to work on strengthening your lower back muscles. Proper Squat form is key to avoid back pain.
Here is proper Squatting posture technique we learned from Stronglifts:
– Stand with the bar on your upper-back, and your feet shoulder-width apart.
– Squat down by pushing your knees to the side while moving the hips back.
– Break parallel by Squatting down until your hips are lower than your knees.
– Squat back up while keeping your knees out and chest up.
– Stand with your hips and knees locked at the top.
Doing Squats will work your entire body, specifically your core which involve your abs and lower back muscles, great for stabilizing your torso while holding large amounts of weight. Repetitions of this exercise will also work and strengthen your upper-back, shoulders and arms as you balance the bar on your back.
This is a great exercise at any time as it works more muscles with heavier weight, you can weights as your body gets stronger. Squats have proven to be effective to gain overall strength and muscle quickly, perfect building up to those moments that require repetitive lifting such as starting a new job or helping a friend move houses.
It’s important to always remember that maintaining proper posture all the way through is key to avoid knee and back pain. And commit to the exercise routine, by doing full Squats. Don’t do partial Squats by going only half the way down. Break parallel by Squatting down until your hips are past and below your knees. Push your knees out so they’re inline with your feet.
Most IMPORTANT: Keep your lower back in neutral position (straight), and don’t let it round.