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Stretch and Flex


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Stretch and Flex Exercise #79
Straight Legs Forward
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  • Sit up with both legs straight, your knees and toes pointing to the ceiling
  • Keep a straight back, with your ear, shoulder, and hip lined up
  • Have a slight pelvic tilt
  • Breathe slowly and deeply, exhaling as you extend the stretch
  • Lean forward with your back straight, hold on to your legs just above the knees, thumbs inside leg, fingers out
  • Press your shoulders down and your elbows forward
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  • Continue the stretch by rounding your back and tucking your chin
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  • Slide your hands towards your feet to achieve maximum stretch
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  • Advanced stretch: Hold the bottom of your feet as you keep your legs straight and bring your elbows toward the floor

 

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