Stretches That Make A Difference
Sit with legs apart (gives room for a nice long stretch to the back). Let your self fall forward to touch the floor, your toes or your power tool that you are holding in anticipation of getting back out there. Remembering to breathe. Hold the stretch for several minutes. Feel the release of muscle tension in the lower back.
The stretch demonstrated here is a sitting variation of stretch number four from the pdf page, 'Stretches For Gardening' from Bob Anderson.
This version of the lower back stretch allows the other muscles to relax and not work against what you need to have happen. When you can sit to do this stretch you put your focus on the lower back and not the back of the legs, which probably need a stretch too, but you can do that stretch after this one. A nice variation of a back of the leg stretch would be sitting on the floor with legs straight and grabbing onto feet or ankles. Which could easily turn into a session of rhomboid stretches.
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