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Backward Stretch

Backward-stretch exercise

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

  1. Kneel on hands and knees with your knees 8 in. (20 cm) to 10 in. (25 cm) apart, hands directly under your shoulders, and arms and back straight.
  2. Keeping your arms straight, slowly lower your buttocks toward your heels and tuck your head toward your knees. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
  3. Slowly return to the kneeling position.
  4. Repeat 2 to 4 times.
ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Last RevisedJuly 23, 2012

Last Revised: July 23, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology




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