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 #32
Pat the Back Assist
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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
  • Take a deep breath in, exhale as you begin to stretch
  • Take one arm over your head, placing your hand on your back, moving it down your spine
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  • Continue to breathe slowly and deeply, exhaling as you extend the stretch
  • Using your free hand press down on your elbow as your hand continues to walk down your spine
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  • Keep your head in the neutral position, being careful not to jut your chin forward


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