West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Physical Education

(408) 741-2017
Physical Education Building

Faculty

Physical Education Faculty


Stretch and Flex


  Stretch and Flex Web logo
 
Stretch and Flex Exercise #23
Back Curl to Extension
  second picture of back extension stretch
  • Lie flat on your back with your chin tucked
  • Have a slight pelvic tilt
  • Bend your knees, keeping your feet flat on the mat
  second picture of back extension stretch
  • Take a deep breath in as you bring both knees to your chest, holding on behind your knees
  • Keep the back of your head on the mat
  third picture of back extension stretch
  • Slowly exhale as you bring your forehead to your knees
  fourth picture of back extension stretch
  • Inhale as you lower your feet to the floor
  • Exhale as you straighten your legs and extend your arms above your head
  • Be sure your entire spine is pressing towards the floor, from your neck to your lower back

 

last published: 12/3/12 • validate xhtml css 508