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Back Exercises: Leg Pull

Man lying on floor with knees bent and feet flat on floor.

Person doing knee-to-chest stretch on the floor.

To start, lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Don’t press your neck or lower back to the floor. Breathe deeply. You should feel comfortable and relaxed in this position:

  • Pull one knee to your chest.

  • Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Return to starting position.

  • Repeat 2 times.

  • Switch legs.

  • For a double leg pull, pull both legs to your chest at the same time. Repeat 2 times.

For your safety, check with your health care provider before starting an exercise program.

Online Medical Reviewer: Larson, Kim APRN, FNP
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 9/19/2013
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