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Basic Stretching Routine

7 Stretches for a Full-Body Flexibility Workout

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  • I usually ride a stationary cycle for 4-5 minutes.
  • How do you warm up?
  • I've done stretches before includng some of these. I like the way it covers the whole body after a workout

    I too appreciated the comment on quad stretches using the opposite hand. It feels a lot better.
  • WSCYankee's that was great advise. Especially if you have really tight quad's or are unable to reach back with the same arm and leg. One more tip I learned. before I was able to use opposite arm and leg stretch was to kneel on my knees and lean back. With each stretch you will become more flexible and better able to balance.
  • Wow! That was a good comment about HOW TO do the quad stretch, I have being suffering since '07 with my lower back, ever since I fell off a ladder. Thank-you WSCYANKEES26
  • On the quad stretch, I was taught by physical therapists and trainers that you should grab the right foot with the left hand and the left foot with the right hand, because it's easier on the knee, a more natural bend.
  • what a great tool, now I know the correct way to stretch.
  • Now this I can do without hurting my lower back and also strenghting my lower back. I have had problems with my lower back for years. Now I can't hardly move without being off my feet for days. Thanks for a good approach to exercising even if it is strength exercises. Eileen
  • These are great. Thanks. I love yoga videos by RODNEY YEE. But you did really well.
  • SARAVIA77
    Hi Charlie,
    For the stretching you do for 15 minutes, do you warm up first then stretch or just stretch then proceed to your workout? I m not sure how long I should stretch before I jog.
    Thanks for your comment
  • CHARLIE-B
    I do 15 minutes of streching before and after my cardio. I know that the streching I do for 30 minutes burns 169 calories I would like to add my Streching and Callanetics to my Fittness Tracker but, I can not find them listed anywhere.

    Thanks,
    Charlie

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