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Lower Back Smr 101 Video Tutorial

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Lower Back Smr
Lower Back Smr

Exercise Synopsis

Target Muscle Group

Lower Back

Secondary Targets

Execution

Compound

Force Type

Core

Required Equipment

Roller

Fitness Level

Intermediate

Alternatives

Timer

Hour

Minute

Second

Stopwatch

00:00:00:00

Overview

Lower back self-myofascial release (SMR) is a self-administered soft-tissue treatment, usually using a foam roller, lacrosse ball, or other 'trigger point' massage tool. By applying pressure strategically to the quadratus lumborum or spinal erector (erector spinae) muscles of the lower back, some people find they can cause this often painful and tight area to relax or 'release.' Lower back SMR is often accompanied by SMR on the glutes or piriformis muscles, or by stretches that target the piriformis or hips. However, some people find that SMR on the lower back can aggravate existing pain or injury, so be cautious when performing it.

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Variations

Variations of fitness exercises refer to different ways of performing a specific exercise or movement to target various muscle groups, intensities, or goals. These variations aim to challenge the body differently, prevent plateaus, and cater to individuals with varying fitness levels.

Alternatives

Alternative exercises in fitness refer to different movements or activities that target similar muscle groups or serve the same training purpose as the primary exercise. These alternative exercises can be used as substitutes when the original exercise is unavailable or challenging to perform due to various reasons such as equipment limitations, injuries, or personal preferences.

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