Don’t laugh, but during your next exercise session try crawling.  Crawling is a neurologically important activation exercise that connects your left and right brains, while also working the smaller stabilizing muscles of the spine. When these muscles are active and strong, the result is more support for your spine and less lower-back discomfort. Start on all fours, making sure your belly doesn’t dip too far towards the floor, and begin crawling, starting with the right arm and left leg.  Work your way across a carpeted floor and always focus your eyes on the forward hand.  Try crawling backward to your starting position.  Trust us- it’s not as easy as you think.