Stability Ball Upper Back Stretches

Back Stretching Exercises Video Series

This is the last of the upper back stretches and the end of the back stretching exercises videos.

After completing all the fitness videos in this series, both your upper back and lower back should feel looser and more relaxed.

Keeping the back muscles strong and healthy can help minimize back injuries and pain.

So do these stretches a few times each week to keep those back muscles happy.

This is a quick, easy stretch you can do after a hard workout or when you feel the need.

It does require and exercise ball and mat as you will be kneeling for this stretch.

This one targets the upper back primarily, but will stretch through the spine of the entire back.

Exercise #6 - Stability Ball Back Stretch

This exercise is a good stretch for the back which gives you flexibility.
  1. Kneel down on the exercise mat with the exercise ball in front of you.
  2. Place your arms on the ball with the palms facing towards the ceiling.
  3. Sit back on the back of your heels as you drop your head between your arms.
  4. Hold this for 20 seconds or so.
  5. Release the stretch and bring your head back up. You can repeat this a few times to really stretch the upper back. 
Tips: You want to make sure you have the right size ball when doing this exercise. The ball should be about level with your shoulders when you are stretched out.

Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly. any additional notes here.

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