These exercises are part of my “exercises for chronic back pain sufferers” group of blog post and this one is a strength/endurance exercise.

Abdominals And Pelvic Tuck

  1. Lie on your back with both knees bent up, feet flat on the floor.
  2. Reach with your hands to touch the fronts of your thighs.
  3. Keep your chin pointing towards your knees, do not pull it into your chest.
  4. Life your shoulders and head up slightly until you feel your stomach muscles tighten.
  5. Reach with your hands to touch your knees. Do not come up any higher.
  6. Relax back down, coming back up before reaching a point of rest.
  7. Repeat 10-50 times (if you feel light-headed, stop and rest).

Some people find the pelvic tuck very hard to do – take advice from your osteopath or other professional. Some people find it very easy to do – do more of them.