West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Physical Education

(408) 741-2017
Physical Education Building


Physical Education Faculty

Stretch and Flex

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Stretch and Flex Exercise #7
Back Tension Release
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  • Sit up with your legs crossed
  • Keep a straight back, with your ear, shoulder, and hip lined up
  • Have a slight pelvic tilt
  • Rest your wrists on your knees
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  • Take a deep breath in, exhale as you press your back away from you, keeping your shoulders in line with your hips
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  • Breathe slowly and deeply, exhaling as you extend the stretch


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