– These exercises train the ability to resist extension/arching of the low back. – Letting your spine go into extension under load leads to compression and potential injury.
– This is when you bend your spine sideways. – The oblique muscles are responsible for resisting the lateral flexion of the torso.
– This is when you rotate your spine while maintaining your hips in a neutral position. – The oblique muscles are also responsible for rotation.
– The anti-flexion core exercises involve movements that prevent your torso from rounding forward. – In other words, you are trying to keep your spine neutral (or in a slight arch).