Bending Exercise - Flexible Back

Watch this video for an exercise you can do at home, that will help strengthen the back so you can bend over more easily or do gardening without kneeling.

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REDUCED SPINAL FLEXIBILITY

Exercise step by step

  1. Objective: Mobilisation and
    strengthening of the spine.
  2. Starting Position: Position yourself on your elbows and knees, with your elbows under your shoulders and your knees under your hips.
  3. Movement: Pull your left knee and right elbow together under you until they touch and then stretch your left leg and right arm out straight to the back and front. Do the same on the other side.
    Repeat 3 sets of 10.
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Before you begin any of these exercise routines, be sure to check with your doctor. Once you have your doctor’s approval, begin exercising slowly and stop if you feel any pain or discomfort. Make sure to rest if you feel you are overexerting yourself.

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Bending Exercise - Flexible Back - Exercise Video