Seated Lower Back Stretch

Seated Lower Back Stretch


This exercise involves sitting on a chair and crossing one leg over the other, then twisting the torso towards the crossed leg while holding onto the back of the chair. This stretch targets the lower back muscles and can help alleviate tension and discomfort in that area.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Seated Lower Back Stretch Instructions

  1. Start by sitting on a mat or a comfortable surface with your legs extended in front of you.
  2. Bend your right knee and place your right foot over your left knee, placing it on the floor.
  3. Place your left elbow on the outside of your right knee and gently twist your torso to the right.
  4. Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, feeling the stretch in your lower back and hips.
  5. Release the stretch and repeat on the other side, bending your left knee and placing your left foot over your right knee.

Seated Lower Back Stretch Form & Visual

Seated Lower Back Stretch

Seated Lower Back Stretch Benefits

  • Relieves tension and tightness in the lower back muscles
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion in the lower back
  • Reduces the risk of lower back injuries
  • Helps alleviate lower back pain and discomfort
  • Can be done anywhere, anytime, without any equipment

Seated Lower Back Stretch Muscles Worked

  • Erector spinae
  • Gluteus maximus
  • Hamstrings

Seated Lower Back Stretch Variations & Alternatives