September 17, 2015

Stretch Yourself Skinny

I ended up having a patient pull me while working one day and ever since, my back pain was exaggerated. I had some x-rays and started to do some stretches and even physical therapy about it. I knew I had Lordosis of the back, but found that I also have Scoliosis.


Lordosis can lead to weak lower abs and a pelvis that tilts forward push your stomach outward.

Scoliosis can make your torso appear wider than it actually is because your shoulders round and can compress your ribs and abdomen.

The fixes for these issues is pretty simple and I have noted some good results.
I will also say this is coming from a girl who realizes getting skinny is not easy and who thought stretching was over-rated, but now my mind is CHANGED.

 Kneeling Hip-Flexor Stretch
Kneel on your right knee and put your left foot in front of you. Gently push your hips forward as far as you can. (You should feel it in your right hip.) Hold for 30 seconds, then switch sides. Repeat three times.

Lying Lat Stretch
Lie flat on your back and grab your right thigh. Push it against your body and to the left.. Hold for 20 seconds and switch legs. Repeat 3 times.

Rhomboid Stretch
Stand up straight and place your arms in straight in front of you and cross over. Put your hands flat against each other and press together.

What are some of your favorite stretches?

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