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 #25
Half Straddle Reach
  first picture of half straddle reach stretch
  • Keep a straight back, with your ear, shoulder, and hip lined up
  • Have a slight pelvic tilt
  • Start out with your legs in a half-straddle position, one leg is straight, out to the side, knee and toes pointing to the ceiling
  • Your other leg is bent so that the bottom of your foot touches the inner thigh of your straight leg
  • Rotate your chest so it is facing the straight leg
  second picture of half straddle reach stretch
  • Breathe slowly and deeply, exhaling as you extend the stretch
  • Lower your chest to your thigh, with your forehead moving towards your knee
  • Keep your hands flat on the mat, and your back straight
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  • Curve your back while tucking your chin, continue to lean forward keeping the thigh of your bent leg pressed down
  fourth picture of half straddle reach stretch  


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