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Reaching Lateral Side Stretch

Posted by Judith Winer on

 

 

 

Technique:

  • Stand upright with your feet shoulder width apart
  • Place one hand on your hip and extend your other arm
  • Extend your arm above your head
  • Slowly bend to the side
  • Avoid bending forward

 

Primary muscles: Quadratus lumborum. External and internal obliques. Latissimus dorsi.
Secondary muscles: Teres minor. Iliocostalis lumborum. Intertransversarii. Rotatores. Multifidus.

 

Injury where stretch may be useful: Lower back muscle strain. Lower back ligament sprain. Abdominal muscle strain (obliques).

 

Note: Concentrate on keeping your upper body straight during this stretch. Avoid leaning forwards or backwards.

 

 

 

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