The table stretcher exercise is similar to the table push-up but does not incorporate the glute muscles as much. It’s a great exercise for strengthening the low back.
How to do a Table Stretcher:
Sit on the ground with your legs straight in front of you place your hands by your sides flat on the ground. Lift your body up into the air so that your body is in a completely straight line. At your knees will be straight. Hold this pose as long as you can.
Muscle group worked: Table stretcher strengthens the entire body especially your shoulders, arms, low back, and leg muscles.
Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance: 30 to 60 seconds
Why it works:
Table stretcher works primarily because of the pose that you are in. By extending your legs to place greater emphasis off the glutes and more on the legs.
Tips: the greatest tip that I can give you for this exercise is to make sure that your body is in a completely straight line.
Important!: Breathe in and out slowly during this exercise.
Disclaimer: Talk to your primary care physician before beginning any exercise regimen.