A few weeks ago, I found some of those resistance bands that they use at physical therapy offices. It has been about a year since I have been to physical therapy and wanted to order some of these bands so that I could stretch. Since I have chronic back pain and fibromyalgia, I know that it is important for me to do some gentle stretching each day.
Gentle stretching is easy to do and it is something that I can even do on the couch or in bed if I need to. I started using the NeeBooFit resistance bands make it easier for me to hold my leg up and stretch my hamstring.
Disclosure: I received a set of NeeBooFit resistance bands in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% my own. If you suffer from chronic low back pain, please consult a doctor or physical therapist before trying these stretches to avoid further injury.
I wanted to share with you my favorite stretches that I use to help ease some of my back pain especially in the lower back. Gentle stretching helps stretch the muscles especially if they are tight. I learned these simple stretch moves from my physical therapist. Before you attempt these stretches, always consult with your doctor or therapist before doing them.
Hamstring Stretch Using NeeBooFit Resistance Bands
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If you experience low back pain, this simple hamstring stretch will help take some of the pressure off your lower back. You simply lay flat on your back on your couch, bed, or floor. Place one foot on the couch with your knee bent. Then take the resistance band and put it on your foot. Next raise your leg in the air and do your best to straighten it out as best as you can. Hold it for 60 seconds and switch legs. Do each set twice and work your way up. Don’t worry if you can’t fully straighten your leg like the lady in the photo. You want to feel a gentle stretch in the back of your leg.
Piriformis Muscle Stretch
My physical therapist also had me do the piriformis muscle stretch to help relieve the tension on my lower back. To do this stretch you will need to lie flat on your back either on your couch, bed, or floor. Place one foot on the couch with your knee bent or you can leave it straight, use whichever technique is most comfortable for you (see video). Then take your other leg and place your foot on your knee. Then pull your knee towards your chest and hold it for 30-60 seconds and repeat on the other leg. You should start off doing two sets each day. Remember you should only feel a gentle stretch.
Prayer Stretch or Child’s Pose
About NeeBooFit Resistance Bands
The NeeBooFit resistance bands come as a set of 6 12inch resistance bands. These bands come in a cute carrying pouch for easy storage and carrying with you. These bands are made of high quality latex rubber and are throughly tested for strength and endurance. I love that they come with a lifetime warranty if you register your bands when you receive them.
- They are perfect for working your hamstrings, thighs, hips, and more!
- Plus, you can even use the resistance band to give your biceps and triceps a workout too!
- Use them for Physical Therapy/Rehab, Brazil Butt Lift, Pilates, etc.
- Resistance bands don’t take up a bunch of space in your home like dumbells or other exercise equipment for strength training.
- They are portable so you can take them with you to work, while traveling, or where ever you go.
- They are cost effective and very affordable.
- The NeeBooFit bands are flexible and can be used to increase your own flexibility.
- You can even combine the bands for a more effective work out.
- Comes with booklet full of exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home.
Order your own set of NeeBooFit resistance bands from Amazon.
What is your favorite stretch?
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