Today's Edge: Protect your low back with the right core training. Enter the Physio Ball Push-Pull. 

This exercise trains the core to be stable around the spine. In this position the core is challenged to stay strong to keep the spine from falling into extension. It targets the front abdominal muscles. This will help you to create a pain free and strong low back. 

Press your chest away from the ball for the duration of the exercise. Tuck your chin as if you're making a double chin. Squeeze your glutes and contract your abs as if you're about to take a punch. 

Use in a core focus workout or pair with a grip dominant exercise like a chin-up. Shoot for 2-4 sets of 8-20 repetitions. 1 rep is up and back with the arms.

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Tim DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS spent 6 seasons as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and founder of TD Athletes Edge.  He is nationally renowned for his evidence-based and scientific approach to fitness, training, nutrition, and recovery for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

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