I am suggesting a couple of mods: I'm too large to do the last exercise as noted, so my mod is to lay on the floor in my office and prop my foot against my desk (instead of grasping behind the knee). I get the same stretch but don't struggle into position. I also modded the quad stretch because I get excruciating "charlie horse" cramps in my hamstrings when I do it correctly. Instead I hook my ankle over the arm of my desk chair and lean back into the stretch. This is just what I was looking for, a basic all-over stretching routine that doesn't require me to be a yogi or dislocate a joint to get into position. So glad I found it!
Love these stretches. Only one the one putting your hand behind your back or should I say tou hing your elbow with the other hand don't work for me. Shoulder problem.
1/15/2013 10:45:51 AM
Thank you for putting this here I was worried about if I'd find a good basic stretching routine for my workouts. I think it'd be nice to have a warm up routine also added for us to choose from for the basic workouts you provide or even just for sections as I like to work out chest and arms one day, then legs the next, then core another day.
6/19/2012 12:33:47 PM
You can print each stretch individually by clicking its link.
6/11/2012 11:06:20 AM
I would like to print the stretch page of instructions, but can't find a "print" button anywhere on the page.
My body absolutely loves me when I do these stretches. Especially the back stretch and the hip & gluteal. I found too, that by having a regular, daily stretching routine my performance in cardio activities improves and is therfore more enjoyable.
7/28/2011 7:23:44 PM
Great before and after stretching. Have added this to my favs.
6/8/2011 7:31:37 PM
Love the order of these stretches. They are easy to remember and finish with my all-time favorite.
5/2/2011 11:32:26 AM
I loved the stretching after the Cardio workout. It limbered up every part of my body
4/8/2011 1:36:30 AM
Very useful, thanks. I've been doing some of these exercises instinctively, but it's good to have a logical order to them and find some new ones.
I recently spent time with a personal trainer at my gym and couldn't walk without pain for 3 days afterward. Stairs were impossible. I wish he would have shared this type of info also. Thanks! I'll keep stretching and hope this never happens again!
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