When I strech (toe touching), my back seems to be at a bit of strain, and my spine seems to be sticking out. Is this normal?
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It depends on what you mean specifically when you say strain. Likely you just have a lack of flexibility in your spine/back. Consistent stretching and strengthening of your back will likely reduce or possibly even eliminate any significant straining. However, if you're already "in shape" and experiencing strain or the strain is acute/sudden it would be indicative of an injury of some degree.
As far as your spine sticking out, I would consider that normal. Anatomically speaking, for a person of average to low body fat percentage there is nothing between your spine and skin to hide or cover it. The leaner a person is the more muscles and bone become visible.