Lower Back and Hips

Posted by DerekBB
Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 12:58pm filed under Cardio - Home Activities

Calories Burned:  136 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
Lower Back and Hips
 This is a great finishing stretch for the torso and lower body, because it works several muscle groups of the core, hips, and legs.
 1. Lie flat on your back with your arms out to the sides.
 2. Lift and bend one leg until it is flexed at a 90-degree angle at both the hip   and knee.
 3. Raise the arm opposite your bent leg and grip near that knee.
 4. Pull the knee across your body and toward the floor until you feel tension in your lower back, hips, or thigh. Keep your head and both shoulders flat on the floor.
 5. Hold the stretch for ten to twenty seconds, and then return to the starting position for a few seconds.
 6. Perform a secondary stretch, this time pulling the bent knee all the way to the floor (or until mild tension develops). Hold this position for twenty to thirty seconds.
 7. Repeat the stretch with your opposite leg, pulling it to the other side.
 Safety note: Proceed carefully, and stop immediately if you experience any pain in your hips or spine.


Exercise Comments

No comments have been posted yet.

Follow Us

Explore FitClick
Browse this section for quick links to our workout routines and other popular workout and fitness features. From exercise programs to calories burned data, FitClick has the content you need to lead a healthy life. Find a workout routine, fitness program and more at your source for fitness information.
We have updated our Privacy Policy, effective May 25, 2018. We have done this in preparation for the EU's new data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please take the time to review our updated documentation by clicking on the Privacy Policy link at the bottom of this page. By continuing to use this service on or after May 25, 2018, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy.