Back Stretching Exercise
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Lower Back Stretching!
Did you know that a simple back stretching exercise can give relief to tight muscles? It's sometimes true! Muscles like the hamstrings, piriformis, hip flexors, quadriceps and ITB (iliotibial band) that can contribute to lower back pain. All of these muscles are part of the hip and thigh that when tight, can cause pulling on your lower back. The most common muscle that gets tight is your hamstrings, but any of these muscles can have an impact on your lower back and important to take into consideration.
Read this before getting started with lower back stretching...
Benefit of Stretching
Difference Between Stretching and Strengthening
In my years of working as a Physical Therapist, I notice that the majority of people don't really understand the difference between stretching and strengthening. Do you?
Stretching relaxes muscles and elongates them. Strengthening contracts, tightens and shortens muscles.
Stretching improves mobility and flexibility. Strengthening improves the strength and endurance of a muscle.
Stretching exercises are held for 15-30 seconds and repeated 2-3 times each. Strengthening exercises will use resistive band, weights or machines and are taken through the motion without holding at end range. Strengthening exercises are performed at higher repetitions (10-30 reps) to increase the endurance of a muscle.
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ITB (iliotibial band) Stretching
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