exercises at “beginning” of workout
for maximum benefit and improvement.
Pick a safe level; never be unsafe or exceed your capacity to “control” your
Use long stride & slide elbow down towards ankle
To get up, center hands over lead leg like track sprinter
then carefully stand
Step out into a very long lunge then
slide elbow down inside of shin towards lead ankle. Keep back leg
straight to get full quad/hip flexor stretch benefit.
As you set into your position and
stretch, "sink" lower as you are safely able. Do NOT bounce in this deep
After stretch, center hands over lead
leg BEFORE trying to stand up! Your position will look like a track
sprinter in the starting blocks.
Carefully bring back leg up as you stand
out of stretch.
Hold static stretches
Tips: This is a cool and effective groin, glute,
and quad/hip flexor stretch a lot of people are doing now. The stretch is
great--it's getting out of it that is tricky. Take my tips above to safely
come out of this one. You're really deep on the bottom, so you need to be
careful as you come up.
This exercise is intended for "normal healthy"
individuals. If you have an injury, or abnormal pain is present,
see your physician or a certified physical
therapist before continuing your exercises.
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