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Two Simple Movements for a Strong and Healthy Back

While developing and maintaining good core strength is extremely helpful to protecting the spine and surrounding tissues against injury, it's equally important to work at improving usable strength of the trunk toward its end ranges.

When we have good control of our spine throughout its full range of motion, we are less susceptible to injuring the ligaments, tendons, and muscles that control spinal movement during everyday activities.

This is especially true of the tissues involved when we rotate our trunk, as the discs and ligaments between our vertebrae and the muscles that control spinal range of motion are more susceptible to being sprained and strained when they are under more tensile load during active and passive spinal rotation.

If you have any questions about the two variations of the stretch shown in this video, please feel free to use the comments section under this video at our YouTube library:

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