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Old 04-29-2009, 06:44 PM   #11
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Re: lower back straine after ab workout

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is that the only stretch i should do or do you reccomend doing more? Right now i do about eight or nine stretches for the lower back, it that too much?
Go for it...

as long as they're not painful (light stretching -- just pulling.. maybe slightly twingy) they're fine.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:00 PM   #12
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Re: lower back straine after ab workout

I'm going to start stretching in the morning as well as before bed, thanks for all your help again!
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:04 PM   #13
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Re: lower back straine after ab workout

Try these to target the area. Again, go slowly, and don't stretch to the point where you're in a lot of pain.

1) Lying down with your back on the floor, straighten one leg while bending the knee of the other leg, and try to bring the thigh of your bent leg as close as possible to your chest. Hold it there for 10-15 seconds.

2) Cross your bent leg over your straight leg and try to touch your knee to the floor (while trying to keep both shoulders on the ground).

3) Repeat this with the other leg.

4) Now, bend both knees and bring both thighs up against your chest (keeping your back on the floor). Hold that for 10-15 seconds.

5) Put both feet on the ground but keep the knees bent. While trying to keep both shoulders on the ground, roll your legs over to one side and try to get your knees to touch the floor beside you. Hold for about 10-15 seconds and then do the same thing on the other side.

6) Repeat the same stretch, but this time begin with your feet on the floor so that your legs are bent at the knee at about a 90 degree angle.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:18 PM   #14
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Try these to target the area. Again, go slowly, and don't stretch to the point where you're in a lot of pain.

1) Lying down with your back on the floor, straighten one leg while bending the knee of the other leg, and try to bring the thigh of your bent leg as close as possible to your chest. Hold it there for 10-15 seconds.

2) Cross your bent leg over your straight leg and try to touch your knee to the floor (while trying to keep both shoulders on the ground).

3) Repeat this with the other leg.

4) Now, bend both knees and bring both thighs up against your chest (keeping your back on the floor). Hold that for 10-15 seconds.

5) Put both feet on the ground but keep the knees bent. While trying to keep both shoulders on the ground, roll your legs over to one side and try to get your knees to touch the floor beside you. Hold for about 10-15 seconds and then do the same thing on the other side.

6) Repeat the same stretch, but this time begin with your feet on the floor so that your legs are bent at the knee at about a 90 degree angle.
sounds good, i'll try this rountine tonight along with my other stretches
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