2 Stretches that Irritate the Back

Today I am going to do a quick little video for you when it comes to 2 Stretches that could be irritating your back.

Oftentimes when I head to the gym I see people doing these stretches wrong. It might be benefiting one area but then irritating another, specifically the back.

The first stretch I will get Orsy to do the Standing Quad Stretch.

standing quad stretch

Standing and bringing the heel towards the seat. You see she got good alignment with the head, shoulders, hips, and knee.

A common mistake that people make is they do over arching through the back. And that arching through the back puts unnecessary stress on the back. She might be getting a stretch in the quads but compromising the back. You really want to make sure that you have them in good alignment, just stretching out the quads and not irritating the back.

The second is the Standing Hamstring Stretch.

Standing Hamstring Stretch

Leg out front, bending through the hips, stretching out the hamstrings and Orsy got it right with good alignment on her head, shoulders, and hips. And then good alignment with the hips, knees, foot, and stretching out the hamstring area.

What a lot of times people do is they are stretching the hamstrings and they will round out their back. And that rounding out of the back puts way too much stress on the back.

You get one stretch where people end up over arching which puts undue stress on the back or flexing forward puts stress and irritating the back.

Make sure for yourself or for your clients that you are doing the stretches correctly and you are benefiting the right areas and not injuring and irritating other areas.

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