This is a little guide
I picked up at the local gym
. I was specifically looking for these two exercises as I sometimes have lower back pain
. I hope it's helpful.
- Lie on your back with your knees bent slightly and feet resting on the floor.
- Keeping your shoulders on the floor slowly drop your knees to one side, until you feel a gentle stretch in the lower back.
- Hold 10 counts, then bring your knees back to the center before repeating the stretch
- Do 10-15 repetitions to each side
As the stretch becomes easier try to bend the knees more when stretching.
These exercises are designed to increase your flexibility. Strech to the point of a gentle stretch and hold it, without bouncing. Discontinue any exercise if it is painful.
Adapted from South Arm Comunity Center strech-guide.