STRETCHING AND FLEXIBILITY

Simple Exercises to Make You Limber 

Stretching is an easy thing you can do to improve your health, yet it's often the most neglected part of people's fitness regimens. Stretching can reduce your injury risk and help you become more limber, regardless of your age and physical condition.

The Side Stretch: A Gentle Exercise 

The side stretch exercise stretches and strengthens the intercostal muscles, which help support the ribs.

Stretching Relief for Hip and Back Pain 

A step-by-step guide to counteract the effects of prolonged sitting.

Why Stretching Is So Important – Or Is It? 

Advice on stretching to maintain flexibility, improve performance, avoid soreness, and prevent injuries seems to change with the year and the expert you ask.

Exercise: Warm Up, Cool Down, Stretch, and Strengthen 

Prepare before and after a game or practice session: Warm up your muscles and stretch.

For a Back Stretch, Try the Elbow Press 

The elbow press is a type of stretching exercise that bends the back backward, in an extension.

Stretches for Your Lower Legs 

Stretching can keep your lower legs limber and your joints pain free.

Seated Hamstring Stretch 

During the exercise, be sure not to bounce.

When Exercising, Don't Skip Stretching 

While it's true that stretching won't strengthen your heart or flatten your stomach, it can help you reach those goals more efficiently.