PDF Stretching: 30th Anniversary Edition pDf booksStretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon or muscle group is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone. Stretching is also used therapeutically to alleviate cramps. In its most basic form, stretching is a natural and instinctive activity; it is performed by humans and many other animals. It can be accompanied by yawning. Stretching often occurs instinctively after waking from sleep, after long periods of inactivity, or after exiting confined spaces and areas. Increasing flexibility through stretching is one of the basic tenets of physical fitness.
Total Body Stretch (At Home Exercise Routine to Improve Flexibility)
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Standing with your feet pointed straight ahead, step forward with your right leg and bend your knee, keeping your left foot firmly planted on the ground behind you. Keep your upper-body erect and drop your hips forward until you feel the stretch in your calf don't bend over at the waist use your hips to move Hold for 15 to 30 seconds, then move to the other side. Standing, reach back with your right hand and grab your right foot at the top of the ankle, and pull up towards your butt. The quads are the biggest cycling muscle, and deserve a very slow stretch, careful not to pull too hard too fast. Hold for 15 to 30 seconds, then rotate legs. Quick tip: Heighten the stretch by tightening your butt muscles. The IT Band runs down the side of your leg and helps in balance and control; the section of this band that affects cyclists is between the hip and knee.
rest of the book. Then, if you are new to stretching, the section "Getting Started," on pages 15–21, will take you through a series of simple stretches. IIIIIIIIIIIIIII.
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