Upright Leg Stretch

Upright Leg Stretch

Standing stretches can prep your body for more intense exercise. As part of your warm-up routine, these stretches will increase your heart rate faster than floor stretches. Try a leg-stretching exercise. Stand facing a wall. Slowly lift your left foot and bring your...
Arm Chest Stretch

Arm Chest Stretch

  Stand with your arm extended to the rear and parallel to the ground. (Or for a variation, bend your elbow to 90 degrees.) Hold on to an immovable object and then turn your shoulders and body away from your outstretched arm. Hold the stretch position for a...
The Chin Nod Stretch

The Chin Nod Stretch

Lie down with a soft pillow under your neck, and with your knees bent up. Gently and slowly nod your head forward as if to say ‘yes’. Feel the muscles at the front of your neck. Stop the nodding action just before you feel the front muscles hardening. Hold the nod...
Hip Flexor Stretch

Hip Flexor Stretch

Kneel with affected knee on the ground, same side arm goes back causing pelvis (hips) to shift forward, and back to extend. Hold for 20- 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times.
Latissimus Dorsi Stretch

Latissimus Dorsi Stretch

Stand approximately 3 feet from a wall Place both hands on the wall one on top of the other as high as you can reach. Step back with one foot. Bend at the hips, keeping your chest up and chin tucked in. Take a deep breath, exhale slowly and let your back sag toward...

Lower Leg Stretch

The peroneal muscles run down the outside of the lower leg and are difficult to stretch and so often neglected in a stretching routine. Sit in a chair with one ankle resting on the other knee. With your hands, point the foot (plantarflex) and turn the sole of the foot...