This stretching exercise mainly involves the core muscles such as the obliques, the dorsal muscles and the lumbar muscles. It allows you to acquire a better lateral mobiliy. It is often used by people with chest and lower back pain.

Body Parts

  • Abdominals
  • Back
  • Trapezius
  • Erector Spinae
  • Obliques

Position

  • Stand up with the feet at shoulder width.
  • Keep the back straight.
  • Keep the head aligned with the body.
  • Place the hands on the opposing side of that which is stretched in the back at the level of the opposing hip.
  • Place the hand of the stretched side over the head.

Execution

  • Bend the trunk to the opposite side of the one being stretched.
  • Attempt to press the bicep of the top arm on the head.

Care

Do not flex or extend the trunk. Do not rotate the trunk. Remember to stretch the other side.

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