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Hyperextension of Back (Back Stretches)

Back Hyperextension Stretch

Here’s another simple yet powerful stretch in our back stretch series.

If you ever tried yoga, you may be familiar with this move as the cobra stretch.

As is always the case with stretches, a little goes a long way: a stretch doesn’t have to be complicated to work. Consistency is the most important if you want to improve your flexibility or minimize pain.

How To: Back Hyperextension Stretch

  1. Lie on your mat with your face to the floor. Your arms should be bent at the elbow (elbows in line with your chest).
2. Breathe in. As you breathe out, slowly lift your torso until you support the weight of your upper body on your elbows. Press your hips into the floor, don’t lift them.
3. Keep your neck relaxed. Hold for 15 seconds.

 

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