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 #21
  first picture of arm hook stretch
  • Sit up with your legs crossed
  • Keep a straight back, with your ear, shoulder, and hip lined up
  • Have a slight pelvic tilt
  • Take a deep breath in, exhale as you begin the stretch
  • Your arm is across your chest at shoulder height, make sure there is no bending at the elbow
  • Continue to breathe slowly and deeply, exhaling as you extend the stretch
  second picture of arm hook stretch
  • Hook your opposite hand underneath and above your elbow
  • Keep your shoulders pressed down
  • Keep your hips pressed down
  • Slide your hand down your arm to your wrist
  • Gently pull your wrist to extend the shoulder stretch


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