This exercise stretches and strengthens your back, thigh, and pelvic muscles.
Kneel on hands and knees with your knees 20 cm (8 in.) to 25 cm (10 in.) apart, hands directly under your shoulders, and arms and back straight.
Keeping your arms straight, slowly lower your buttocks toward your heels and tuck your head toward your knees. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds.
Slowly return to the kneeling position.
Repeat 2 to 4 times.
Current as of: May 29, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Medical Review:Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology