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Lower Back Stretches- Favorites?


#1

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

What lower back stretches have worked for you?


#2

Using a foam roller on my IT bands.


#3

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!


#4

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


#5

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–


#6

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


#7

homie this thread was made 10 years ago :joy: