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The Couch Stretch

Do you suffer from lower back pain? Do you love watching TV? If you just answered yes to both of these questions, then this stretch might just be the best thing you'll read all day. Before you start channel surfing your way to relief, go ahead and take this moment to grab your TV remote. There, that feels better already. 

How To Do It

Place your right foot on the seat cushions with your laces down, place your left knee down on the floor keeping your shin vertical.  Now, squeeze your left glute (butt) and you will feel the stretch in your quad. Make sure to hold this stretch for two minutes on each leg. This hip flexor stretch (or more appropriately deemed "couch stretch") is great for runners and desk jockeys alike. If you suffer from low back problems you'll probably notice these problems start to clear up. Tight hip flexors can also contribute to lower back issues as well.


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