Desk bound workers and daily computer users need to focus on their posture to avoid lower back pain. Poor posture can lead to muscle tightness and trapped nerves with in turn can also lead to Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI).
Building a strong core is essential to prevent lower back pain and ward off a possible injury. Strengthening your core and specifically the obliques will also help you to develop a perfect posture.
Use these three exercises to target the lower abdominal muscles and the obliques. You can perform these exercises equipment free, but for enhanced targeted results the Rooboard will force your core muscles to engage in order to maintain stability. This means you can achieve significant and focused results fast and efficiently.
Perform each exercise for 20 repetitions and repeat full routine 3 times. Remember to breathe comfortably and deeply as you exercise.
Exercise 1: Plank leg lift
Exercise 2: V sit-ups or leg lifts
Exercise 3: Mountain climbers
Postural strength and stabilisation exercise video
What is Repetitive Strain Injury?
The term repetitive strain injury (RSI) is used to describe a range of painful conditions of the muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. It is mainly caused by repetitive use of part of the body. It is usually related to a job or occupation, but leisure activities can also be a cause. Unlike a normal strain following a sudden injury, symptoms of RSI can persist well beyond the time it would take symptoms of a normal strain to ease.
You may also see the term overuse injury. This is a general name for conditions in which the muscles, tendons or soft tissues are used excessively but, unlike RSI, do not necessarily involve repetition of the same movement. Full article.