Full Body Stretch

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Stretches

By Carla Smith

1. TRICEP STRETCH

Bend one elbow and hand behind your head. Gently apply pressure on top of your elbow until you feel a stretch along the back of your arm.
Keep your abs tight and your back straight.
HOLD THE POSITION FOR 30 SECONDS AND SWOP ARMS.

2. SHOULDER STRETCH

Relax your elbows and stretch one arm across your chest. Lock the other arm over and gently pull your arm towards your chest.
Keep your abs tight and your back straight.
HOLD THE POSITION FOR 30 SECONDS AND SWOP ARMS.

3. THIGH STRETCH

Start in a standing position. Hold on to a table or chair for support.
Slowly lift one leg behind you, pull your heel towards your glutes and squeeze.
Keep your abs tight and your back straight.
HOLD THE POSITION FOR 30 SECONDS AND SWOP LEGS.

4. GLUTE STRETCH

Start in a seated position.
Straighten out one leg and bend one knee, cross your foot over your knee. Rotate your upper body away from your bent knee.
Keep your abs tight and your back straight.
HOLD THE POSITION FOR 30 SECONDS AND SWOP LEGS.

5. INNER THIGH STRETCH

Start in a seated position. Bend both knees, bring your feet together in front of you, soles touching.
Slowly use your arms to push your knees away from you till you feel a stretch.
Keep your abs tight and your back straight.
HOLD THE POSITION FOR 30 SECONDS.

6. AB STRETCH

Lie on your stomach, your feet together, keeping your hips on the floor. Place your arms out in front of you.
Slowly push up with your arms and lift your shoulders and head.
Keep your abs tight and your back straight.
HOLD THE POSITION FOR 30 SECONDS.

7. HAMSTRING STRETCH

Start in a seated position.
Extend one leg and bend the other one to the side.
Take a deep breath in and stretch out your arm, slowly bend your upper body forward towards your extended leg. Try to touch your toes as you breathe out.
Keep your abs tight and your back straight.
HOLD THE POSITION FOR 30 SECONDS AND SWOP LEGS.

8. BACK STRETCH

Start in a kneeling position.
Lift your arms straight over your head, push your hips out as you slowly lower your upper body towards the ground. Stretch out your arms.
HOLD THE POSITION FOR 30 SECONDS.

 

Please consult your health care practitioner before starting any new exercise routine

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