Boost Your Flexibility with the Back Press

The back press exercise strengthens your abdominal (stomach) muscles and improves spinal flexibility. Follow these steps to perform a back press:

  • Begin on all fours with your knees under your hips and your wrists under your shoulders. Keep your back straight and your neck in its natural position.

  • Press your back upward by tightening the muscles of your belly and buttocks. The top of your back will be rounded and your stomach area will be tight. (Imagine a Halloween cat with its back "up.")

  • Hold this position for 10 to 15 seconds. Return to starting position. Repeat the exercise 5 times. 

Illustration of starting position Illustration of the second position.

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