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What are some good stretches for the lower back?

Just say the name of the stretch and I'll google it

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childs pose is good

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Thanks, I was also wondering
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np :)
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A Chiropractor friend of mine told me: When you first wake up in the morning, lay on your back in bed and grab one knee at a time, leaving your other leg laying flat on the bed, and pull it up to your chest slowly but firmly and hold for 5-10 seconds. Then repeat for the other leg. It does seem to work good for stretching your lower back muscles. Hope it helps!

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I'll try that thank you :)
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Stretch your hamstrings, and your lower back will recover by itself. Tight hamstrings cause lower back tension.

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the best one to stand up and to widen the distance between your legs ,then you tilt your trunk forward while your both of your hands on the back of your head and push your head between the opening of your legs two to three times ,then stretch yourself again and repeat ,, rather than this swimming ,,,

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The crab

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Back stretches can go a long way towards relieving the muscle tension that is the most common cause of back pain. Stretches for your lower back should be done carefully to avoid injury. Here are 3 excellent ones:
1) the cat stretch
2)seated torso twist
3)seated forward bend

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A back bend/bridge...

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It's all about the glutes. Take a big step forward, and then bend the knee of the forward leg, continuing to squat down until your chest is resting on the forward knee. Then, rotate the forward foot inward, toes first. Towards your center. You will feel the stretch in your upper-outer leg and in your butt.

Much of back pain is caused by weak stomach muscles, and tight butt muscles. Hope this helps.

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