Fitness Equipment / Exercise Machine Repair/lower back


I sit, very tensed up, as a bus driver 8 hours or more a day. I stretch, do back exercises, etc, and have an elliptical, but my back gets stiffer the older I get. Is there a machine that would get my lower back more flexabale. What about a rower? Thanks!


I'm not a doctor, so can't say for sure, but what I'm reading is that good old fashioned strength can reduce the "stiff" feeling in the back. I think it is not so much a matter of increasing flexibility as of increasing strength. A rower could help you build this strength slowly and safely. So could weights or a home weight machine.


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