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Back Exercises: Leg Reach

Woman on all fours with back straight.

Woman on all fours with back straight and one leg extended straight behind her.

Do this exercise on your hands and knees. Keep your knees under your hips and your hands under your shoulders. Keep your spine in a neutral position (not arched or sagging). Be sure to maintain your neck’s natural curve:

  • Extend one leg straight back. Don’t arch your back or let your head or body sag.

  • Hold for 5 seconds. Return to starting position.

  • Repeat 5 times.

  • Switch legs. 

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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