Video: Build back strength as you balance in bird dog

Core strengthening exercises are crucial for almost everyone. Why? Because the back is one of the most commonly injured body parts. Keeping your back and abdominal muscles strong helps ward off painful back injuries.

Watch and learn the bird dog balance move, which is one of the top exercises for building a stronger core and back. Doing the exercise regularly will help you maintain your everyday ease of motion and keep you lifting, hauling and bending pain-free.

  1. Best back exercises for various populations. American College of Sports Medicine. Accessed March 13, 2017.