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Stretch and Flex


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Stretch and Flex Exercise #75
Straight Back Overhead
  first picture of straight back overhead stretch
  • Sit up with both legs straight and together
  • Your knees and toes point toward the ceiling
  • Keep a straight back, with your ear, shoulder, and hip lined up
  • Have a slight pelvic tilt
  • Extend you arms over your head towards the ceiling, squeeze your ears with your arms
  • Take a deep breath in, exhale as you begin to stretch
  second picture of straight back overhead stretch
  • Keeping your back straight, with a slight pelvic tilt, lean back just enough to feel your stomach tighten
  • Hold as you continue to breathe slowly and deeply, exhaling as you extend the stretch
  • Sit up straight again and lower your arms

 

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