Barbell Core Strength For Back Pain Relief | 5 Fun Exercises!

When I was at my peak of chronic low back pain I hated doing the same boring core exercises you see online now for back pain.

Most of the time they made my pain worse and left me feeling defeated with not much else to try.

Core exercises are a dime a dozen but finding safe, and FUN exercises you can do that won’t hurt your lower back can be tough.

If you’re bored with the bird dogs and side planks you’ve been doing, you’re going to love this video!

I’ve put together 5 of my favorite barbell core exercise I use to build a bulletproof core without compromising my low back in the process.

I’ll show you how to:

  • Execute these exercises safely,
  • How to make sure you’re not putting yourself at risk of making your low back pain worse and
  • How to modify them if you run into trouble.

On top, if you want me to show you how to incorporate these exercises into a well rounded program be sure to grab my free Core Training Blueprint!

Are Barbell Core Exercises Safe For Back Pain?

What makes any barbell core exercise unsafe for someone with low back pain is the person doing it. 

Yup, that means YOU. 

You can’t look at these core exercises from an exercise perspective. You have to see them and use them from a pain perspective. 

This just means you have to stop focusing on the reps and sets and striving for progress each week and instead listen to your body and approach them based on the pain feedback you’re getting. 

All of these barbell core exercises can be a great introduction to pain free core training but what changes is how your unique situation responds to doing them. 

Managing this well is where long term relief happens.

More Barbell Core Exercises You Can Try

Looking for more barbell core exercises ideas? 

Check out this video I did last year on this exact topic.

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