Monday, October 17, 2011
Important Lower Back Stretches
Lower back stretches are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the lower back and hip muscles. Good lower back flexibility allows for the unrestricted and pain free movement of the lower back and hips.
Sports that benefit from the lower back stretches below include: Archery; Basketball and Netball; batting sports like Cricket, Baseball and Softball; Boxing; contact sports like Football, Rugby and Gridiron; Cycling; Golf; Hiking, Backpacking, Mountaineering and Orienteering; Ice Hockey and Field Hockey; Ice Skating, Roller Skating and Inline Skating; Martial Arts; racquet sports like Tennis, Badminton and Squash; Rowing, Canoeing and Kayaking; Running, Track and Cross Country; running sports like Football, Soccer, Gridiron and Rugby; Snow Skiing and Water Skiing; Surfing; Swimming; throwing sports like Cricket, Baseball and Field events; Walking and Race Walking; Wrestling.
Lower Back Muscles being Stretched
During the following lower back stretch videos there are a number of muscles within the lower back and hips that are stretched. Below is a comprehensive list of the anatomical muscle names involved in the following lower back stretches.
■Semispinalis Cervicis and Thoracis
■Spinalis Cervicis and Thoracis
■Longissimus Cervicis and Thoracis
■Iliocostalis Cervicis and Thoracis