low back stretch

Trunk/Lower Back Stretch

Lower back stretch

This is a stretch exercise for the lower back muscles

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How to do it

How to stretch

  1. Lie down flat on your back and pull your Left knee in, so that you have a 90 degree angle in both your hip and Knee

  2. Place your right hand on the outside of your bend knee, at the same time extend your left arm and look towards it

  3. Now gently pull your left knee over your straight leg, while keeping your shoulders flat on the floor. Essentially your are trying to rotate your lower body and upper body in opposite direction

  4. return to starting position and repeat on other side
Single arm db press from ball

Single Arm DB Press from Ball

Single Arm DB Press from Ball

This is an exercise for core and shoulder stability

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Start with a light dumbbell until comfortable performing the exercise. Gradually increase weight until you can perform the desired number of reps

How to do it

  1. Sit on a swiss ball holding dumbbell resting on thigh. Slowly roll down until head and shoulder blades are comfortably supported by the ball. Left hips parallel to floor and bring dumbbell to shoulder
  2. Gently draw bellybutton in towards spine
  3. Push dumbbell straight up towards the ceiling and slowly lower it back to staring position

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