Lower Back Camel Stretch
Why You Should Stretch
Stretching has numerous other benefits. It reduces the amount of lactic acid and inflammation in your muscle tissue, while preventing muscle cramps. Most importantly, because stretching reduces your body’s automatic need to protect itself against overextension, it improves your flexibility. And the more flexible you are, the easier your muscles are able to move through the full range of motion. This increases your performance, reduces your risk of injury and makes for greateer gain in your muscle size and functioning.
Back Stretch — Called the “Cat and Camel”
Start in the kneeling position, with your hands flat on the floor. Then, looking at the floor and without pulling, let your tummy sag to the floor and your face turned to the ceiling, arching your back as far as you can.
Then, do the opposite: Round your back by tightening the abdominals and lowering your head to the floor.