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Side Stretching

Side Stretch Videos
Watch the side stretching videos below to improve your side flexibility and relieve tight side and lower back muscles.


Side stretches are important for the flexibility and range of motion of the sides and lower back muscles. Good side flexibility allows for the unrestricted and pain free movement of the sides and lower back.


Sports that benefit from the side stretches below include: Basketball and Netball; batting sports like Cricket, Baseball and Softball; Boxing; contact sports like Football, Gridiron and Rugby; Hiking, Backpacking, Mountaineering and Orienteering; Ice Hockey and Field Hockey; Martial Arts; Rowing, Canoeing and Kayaking; Surfing; Wrestling.


Side Muscles being Stretched

During the following side stretch videos there are a number of muscles within the side and lower back that are stretched. Below is a comprehensive list of the anatomical muscle names involved in the following side stretches.


  • External and Internal Obliques
  • Quadratus lumborum
  • Iliocostalis Lumborus
  • Intertransversarii
  • Rotatores
  • Multifidus


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