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Sitting Lateral Side Stretch

Posted by Judith Winer on

 

 

Technique:

  • Sit on a chair with your feet flat on the ground
  • Keep your body upright and look straight ahead
  • Slowly bend to one side
  • Reach towards the ground with one hand
  • Avoid bending forward

 

Primary muscles: Quadratus lumborum. External and internal obliques.
Secondary muscles: Iliocostalis lumborum. Intertransversarii. Rotatores. Multifidus.

 

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

 

Note: Make sure to use a strong and sturdy chair. Avoid leaning forward or backward during the stretch and concentrate on keeping your upper body straight.

 

 

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