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Table 1 Description of the protocol of the Supervised Exercise Group

From: Efficacy of graded activity versus supervised exercises in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain: protocol of a randomised controlled trial

Exercise Position Sets/Duration
Stretching Stretching of the erector spinae in dorsal decubitus, with flexed hips and knees; 3 sets of 30 seconds
Stretching of the hamstrings and triceps surae in dorsal decubitus, with forced flexion of 1 limb at a time with assistance of the physical therapist;
Stretching of the erector spinae with the patient sitting on heels, flexed trunk with the abdomen resting on the front of the thighs; Intervals between series of 30 seconds
Global stretching of the posterior muscular chain (erector spinae, hamstring, triceps surae.) 2 series of 4 minutes were performed, with 1 minute of resting interval.
Strengthening Exercises for the rectus abdominis in dorsal decubitus with flexed knees: trunk flexion; 2 sets of 12 repetitions
Exercises for the rectus abdominis, external and internal obliquus in dorsal decubitus and flexed knees: trunk flexion and rotation;
Exercises for the rectus abdominis in dorsal decubitus and semi-flexed knees: hip flexion; Intervals between series of 30 seconds
Exercises for the erector spinae in ventral decubitus: trunk extension.
Motor control Exercises for the lumbar multifidus in ventral decubitus; 2 sets of 10 repetitions
Exercises for the transversus abdominis muscle in dorsal decubitus with flexed knees;
Exercises for the transversus abdominis muscle in 4 point kneeling; Intervals between series of 30 seconds
  Co-contraction of the transversus abdominis muscle and lumbar multifidus in the upright position.