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Spinal Twist

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Keep hips and bottom flat to the ground
  • Keep knees bent

Spinal Twist

This exercise stretches your back and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group



1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Back

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Back

Starting Position: Lie on the floor, face up with your legs straight out and your arms by your sides. Raise your head 6 inches off the floor.

  1. 1 Pull your left leg over your right so that your knee touches the ground. Rest your right arm on your stomach.
  2. 2 Hold the stretch for about five seconds.
  3. 3 Switch sides and repeat steps one and two.
  4. 4 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.