Stretches for After Workout
Stretching after exercise increases range of motion. Do each move 4 times for 20 to 30 seconds.
Good for: Hamstrings
Sit on floor with legs extended. Maintain straight back while reaching toward toes (even if you can’t touch them); hold.
Good for: Hamstrings and calves
Stand 10 inches away from a wall; place palms on it. Step back with right foot. Bend left knee, keeping right heel down; hold. Repeat on opposite side.
Good for: Back and shoulders
Raise right arm and bend elbow over head at a 90-degree angle. Use left hand to grab right elbow and pull it gently to the left; hold. Repeat on opposite side.
Good for: Ankle and foot joints
Stand on bottom step of a flight of stairs with balls of feet on edge of step. Gently allow heels to drop; hold.
Good for: Back and arms
Lie flat on your belly. Pushing into your hands, straighten your arms. Lift your thighs off the ground, and keep your toes pointed.
Happy stretching and remember, Think Health! :)