Today’s exercise is the basic inversion. The basic inversion is pretty simple to do and provides an excellent stretch to the upper and lower back while at the same time decompresses the spine.
To perform this stretch attach the hammock portion of the OmGym to the two suspension ropes. Then start by sitting in the hammock and gripping one of the medium length grips in each hand. While holding on to the hand grips slowly lean back in the hammock until you are laying flat with your legs dangling and arms supporting the weight of your upper body. From this position spread your legs so that as you lower yourself even further prevent you from slipping out of the hammock. After lowering yourself to about a 45 degree angle, relax your back and let your weight be supported by your hips and arms. You can stay in this position as long as is comfortable. To get out of this stretch simply pull yourself back into a seated position.
This post was written by David White on December 5, 2008