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Basic Warm Up/Cool Down Stretches January 11, 2014

Quadriceps

Lying on your right side, pull left heel into left glute, feeling the stretch in the front of the thigh. Repeat with the right leg.

Hamstrings

Lying on your back, lift and straighten one leg directly above hips. Holding the calf or thigh, press heel toward ceiling as you pull leg back toward chest. Switch legs.

Glutes

Lying on your back, cross right leg over bent left knee. Then bring left knee to chest, holding onto the back of your thigh, gently pressing right knee wide. Switch legs.

Chest

Standing straight, interlace fingers behind your back as you straighten out your arms and lift chin to ceiling.

Triceps/shoulders

Take one arm overhead, bend at elbow joint, and extend palm down centre of your back, gently pulling elbow with opposite hand. Take same arm across the chest, gently pulling at the elbow joint, to extend through the shoulder. Switch arms.

Core/back

On all fours, round out your back (like an angry cat), and then invert it, making a C-shape with your spine, Repeat three times. Then sit back between your heels, forehead on the mat, arms extended in front of you, as you lengthen your back.

(Source: Best Health Magazine March/April 2010)

 

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