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 #40
Advanced Leg Stretch
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  • Start in side laying position with your lower leg bent or straight
  • Maintain your balance; rolling forward or backward can strain your lower back
  • Exhale and lift the thigh of your top leg to your chest, hand behind your bent knee
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  • Continue to breath slowly
  • Keeping your thigh in place, try and straighten your leg
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  • Slowly bend and straighten your knee several times to continue stretch
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  • By repeating the bending and straightening motion your thigh will get closer to your chest

Continue to breathe slowly and deeply,exhaling as you extend the stretch


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