If you’ve seen me in the clinic, you know one of my favorite back strengthening exercises is the quadruped, alternating arm and leg lifts with a 3-5 second hold. Make sure you are stable before you began your 3-5 second hold. Much research has been done on the multifidus musculature and for many of those with lower back pain, that muscle is almost non-existent. Therefore, strengthening this area is a big step in the right direction to help manage lower back pain. Check out the video below.