Erector Spinae Stretches/Lower Back Stabilizers - Stretching Exercises
Why lower back stretching is so important
Stretching your Lower
Back is vital for Lower Back strengthening. A Strong and flexible
Lower Back solves your backache problems and allows you to train harder, better
Lower Back Strengthening and Flexibility is
vital in Weight Training as it affects many other lifts like the Squats, Clean
and Press and Deadlifts. Make sure you stretch them properly every week.
Erector Spinae Lower Back
1. This exercise is done lying on your back on
an exercise mat.
2. Now pull both knees towards your shoulders
and stretch as far as you can.
3. At this point grab hold of your soles or
back of your knees for additional stretch. I suggest you take your tailbone off
the floor for a complete lower back stretch.
WHY LOWER BACK FLEXIBILITY IS SO IMPORTANT
Stiffness of the lower back is usually the cause of major back pains and in
the end may lead to injury or slipped disks that may cause immobility.
The major cause of stiffness is when the muscles of the back are constantly
in a contracted and shortened form as in the case of people that are always
in a sitting position (as in office workers), or children that are
constantly on computer games, or in individuals that spend a lot of time
It is also common that the muscles shorten with aging and the range of
motions becomes significantly reduced.
Therefore keeping your lower back flexible will ensure that you stay mobile
all your life and that you are protected from lower back pain and injuries
of the back.
Stretching exercises for the lower back will keep the bones on the lower
back aligned correctly and will make the muscles in the lower back more
flexible. This consequently makes movement and balance to be easier.
- The Stretching Handbook.
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