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Exercises That Don't Involve Low Back?

I tweaked my lower back playing basketball. It’s not that serious but I don’t want it to become serious. My dad, who’s a medical doctor, said I should go easy on it for about 1 to 2 weeks. What exercises can I do in the meantime?

I don’t like taking time completely off from exercising, unless I absolutely have to. I assume I could at least do seated military presses and biceps and triceps stuff. What else? Or should I just suck it up and not exercise at all until the back is back to normal? Thanks!

Tabata good mornings.

Isolation movements are probably your best bet. curls, benching, chest-supported rows, leg extensions and ham-curls.

Theoretically, a belt squat would also be cool, but most people don’t have the equipment required.