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Lower Back Stretches- Favorites?

My lower back has been extremely tight lately. Nothing has worked effectively for loosening it up.

What lower back stretches have worked for you?

Using a foam roller on my IT bands.

Not a stretch…but foam rolling my hips, glutes, hamstrings, hip flexors and especially my lower back has done wonders for loosening up my lower back.

Hope that helps, good luck!

you cant stretch the IT bands, foam rolling is the only way!

This is going to sounds contradictory but the best way to loosen the lower back is to stretch the hamstrings and the hips. Try lying on your back and wrapping a belt around the bottom of your foot and pulling the foot towards your body. For the hip do the pigeon stretch–

i’ve used one of those racks to hang upside down using ankle hooks. i gotta admit it worked wonders for my back

homie this thread was made 10 years ago :joy: