Backward Stretch

Backward-stretch exercise

This exercise stretches and strengthens your back, thigh, and pelvic muscles.

  • Kneel on hands and knees with your knees 20 cm (8 in.) to 25 cm (10 in.) apart, hands directly under your shoulders, and arms and back straight.
  • Keeping your arms straight, slowly lower your buttocks toward your heels and tuck your head toward your knees. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Slowly return to the kneeling position.
  • Repeat 2 to 4 times.

Current as of: February 11, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Kirtly Jones MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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