Exercise is always good for the body. More important, however, is getting the right exercise that makes you stronger and healthier. Below are exercises that stimulate cardiovascular activity, muscle growth, and an overall sense of well being. Remember, if you experience back pain or injury during exercise, Bomberg Chiropractic offers chiropractic adjustment here in New Hope, Minnesota.


1. Push-Ups

Push-ups are among the most basic of all exercises. A simple horizontal body lift from the floor is great for building chest muscles, your core, and strengthening your back and shoulders. You lift approximately 65 percent of your body weight with one push-up.


2. Squats

Of the dozens of exercises that strengthen and accent your glutes, none are more power-packing than squats. Experts across the board agree that when you go down 90 degrees or lower, you get maximum activity in the gluteus maximus. The deeper the squat, the higher the muscle activity.


3. Cycling

Whether you're on the pavement or sitting on a cycling machine, cycling benefits a wide range of muscles in addition to your cardiovascular system. This exercise will strengthen your internal and external obliques among other core muscles. An added benefit of this exercise is that it requires no extra equipment.


4. Pull-Ups

Among the time-tested exercises that you can do virtually anywhere, pull-ups are still among the favorites of experts. It's still one of the best exercises for building muscle in the back. It targets the latissimus dorsi and rhomboids muscles of the back. Bonus: pull-ups also work the biceps and deltoids.


5. The Lunge

The lunge is a multi-faceted exercise that works a range of muscles including the core, thighs, and glutes. When performing the lunge, it is crucial that you follow correct technique to reduce the possibility of injury in the back or the thighs. The lunge is another exercise that you can do almost anywhere.


6. Triceps Dip

The triceps dip is among the most challenging of all exercises due to the concentration of your body's weight on the triceps. The dip is a 'work in progress.' Your smartest approach is to use a stable chair or step and gradually work your way into multiple solid dips. You'll love the results.


7. The Side Bridge

The side bridge is great for tightening your muscle and reducing your back pain. The exercise, which includes lying on your side and lifting your hips straight up, is great for strengthening your core and your back muscles. The side bridge is also a low impact exercise that functions more on a side to side movement than up and down (head to toe) movement.


Lower Back Pain Treatment in The Twin Cities Metro Area

If you suffer from back pain or injury due to exercise, visit Bomberg Chiropractic. We offer a wide range of services including lower back pain treatment, spinal decompression, and chiropractic adjustment in the New Hope, Golden Valley, and Plymouth, MN. To schedule an initial consultation with our chiropractor, contact us at 763-450-1755, or you can message us at drb@bombergchiropractic.com.