Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Stretch anywhere anytime Fifth Avenue Stretch
Stretch anywhere anytime
On a recent trip to the Big Apple, I was conversing with my taxi cab driver. A student working his way through school, I asked him if he had any back pain since he was sitting for so long each day between driving and the classroom. As he described his discomfort, I felt obliged to show him a few exercises to help stretch his lower body and ease the tension in his low back. So we pulled over on Fifth Avenue near Central Park.
(Stretches should be held for 10-30 seconds to improve circulation and release tight connective tissue 3-4 times each day if possible or as traffic allows. Repeat each stretch on both sides. )
Low back lunge stretch
This exercise releases tension on the lower back by opening up the muscles in the front of the thighs. Place one foot on the bumper and bend front knee. Press hips forward to feel the stretch in the front of the thighs and lower back.