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Different Kinds of Stretching Exercises

August 3, 2009


Different types of stretching exercises

Stretching is a vital part of your weight training; it will give you a flexible body, prevent injuries, relieve stress and improve circulation. Most bodybuilder skips stretching exercises in weight training and gain injuries.

1. Hurdler’s stretches:

This is important stretch exercise for your hamstring and inner thigh muscle. Sit on a floor with extended legs, curl one leg and keep the other extended. Bend forward and hold the extended leg with your hands. Feel the maximum stretch and remain this position for 5 seconds. Repeat this process with the other leg.

2. Neck rolls:

Relax your whole body and stand straight with hands at your sides. Slowly turn your heads and touch your chin to the chest, keep turning your head and touch your left ear to left shoulder. Complete one full rotation and get back to front position. Finish five reps and repeat from right to left. It will stretch your neck fully.

3. Forward bends:

It will be very useful to stretch your hamstring and lower back muscle. Stand straight and put your feet together. Bend forward and hold your legs while keeping your knees straight. Bend your upper body as much as possible and feel the stretch in the hamstring and lower back. Hold this position for 10 seconds and repeat 2 – 4 times.

4. Quadriceps stretches:

Quadriceps stretches the front thighs. Place your knees on the floor and sit in between your feet. For support, put your hands behind the back and lean back as low as possible. Remain this position for 10 seconds and then relax.

5. Spinal twists:

It will stretch the torso and the outer thigh. Sit on the floor and extended you’re both legs. Bend your right leg and put your left hand over the right thigh. Place your right hand on the floor towards right and twist your torso. Remain this position for 10-12 seconds.

6. Abdominal stretches:

Lie on your back with your arms extended overhead. Place your legs straight along the floor. Now, gently arch the lower back and feel you’re abs stretch.


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