When we exercise, we tend to give more importance to strength training and cardiovascular. This isn’t bad, but from time to time, it is necessary to do more exercises focused on relaxing our muscles.
We refer, among other things, to mobility exercises, breathing, and stretching, especially back stretching. Most people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, so it is essential to include a routine that helps us avoid this problem.
It is for this reason that we want to talk to you about some simple exercises that you can do at home, and that will only take 15 minutes of the day. Let's get started!
This exercise seeks to increase the tolerance of our spine to lumbar flexion, which is normally very low due to our sedentary lifestyle. It is important to start from top to bottom, flexing the spine vertebra by vertebra, from the cervical to the lumbar.
Lumbar spine rotations
If you've never done any physical activity, your lumbar spine's ability to rotate is likely reduced. In this sense, you should not force your body; you should only perform the exercises as far as you feel comfortable. Remember that the dorsal and cervical spine must be against the ground; the lumbar spine is the one in charge of rotating to one side and the other.
World's greatest stretch
It is not a joke; this exercise is called the World's greatest stretch. This is a movement that not only involves the spine but also the hips, so it requires a minimum of motor control and mobility. You will not only stretch all the muscles of the back but also the muscles of your abdomen.