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Hiking Exercises: Beef Up Your Lower Back with the Superman Exercise

Try this exercise to give your lower back the strength you need.

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To prevent aches in your lumbar region, tone the muscles with the Superman exercise.

The exercise Lie on your belly, then lift your legs, chest, and arms off the ground. Hold this arched, crescent position for 30 seconds. Repeat three times.

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