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Lower Back Stretch (Back Stretches)

Back Stretches: Lower Back Stretch

The lower back quite literally carries the load of a stressful and sedentary lifestyle. Accumulated tension in this area can cause pain and decrease mobility.

Incorporating heavier weights while having poor posture or a weak lower back can lead to injury and further strain the area.

That’s why having both a warm-up and a stretching routine in place is key.

Here’s a simple restorative stretch that will help take some weight off your back and also help you reduce your recovery time.

How To: Simple Lower Back Stretch

  • Lie on your back with your legs outstretched.
  • Slowly lift both legs until your shins are parallel with the floor.
  • Place your hands on your shins.
  • As you breathe in, gently pull your knees down and towards your face until you feel a stretch in the lower back.
  • Hold for 10 seconds and repeat as many times as necessary.

Make sure your neck and jaw are relaxed while performing this stretch. Remember: your goal is to relax as much as possible.

Check out our articles for more:

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