Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, then slowly bend to the side and reach over the top of your head with your hand. Do not bend forward.
MUSCLES BEING STRETCHED
Primary muscles: Quadratus lumborum. External and internal obliques. Latissimus dorsi.
Secondary muscles: Teres minor. Iliocostalis lumborum. Intertransversarii. Rotatores. Multifidus.
INJURY WHERE STRETCH MAY BE USEFUL
Lower back muscle strain. Lower back ligament sprain. Abdominal muscle strain (obliques).
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR PERFORMING THIS STRETCH CORRECTLY
Do not lean forward or backward; concentrate on keeping your upper body straight.
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