Back pain and dysfunction can be reversed with a strong core, as one study ‘The effects of strength exercise and walking on lumbar function, pain level, and body composition in chronic back pain patients’ by Jung-Seok Lee and Suh-Jung Kang from Sangmyung University found, “performing exercise rather than exercise type is a major contributing factor to improving lumbar function”.
The research so far recommends that low-back stabilization exercises such as planks to be done daily for the most benefit to the participant.
So to know how strong is your core, well an accurate predictor of back health can be indicated more from Muscular Endurance, rather than Muscular Strength.
Fat mass if reduced may play a possible role in the improvement of lumbar function and reduction in low back pain.
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