36 Pictures To See Which Muscle You’re Stretching
21. Single Led Forward Bend
Muscles emphasized: hamstrings. Begin by having your feet positioned one in front of the other. Keeping your back straight, bring your hands to your hips and start bending from the hips.
22. Deep Squat
Muscles emphasized: glutes. This movement has general impact on all areas of your body. If you have problems with your knees, or if you cannot keep your heels on the ground, perform your squat before proceeding. Begin by standing with your feet apart in the width of your shoulders and then start gradually lowering into the deep squat. When you get to the position of deep squat, bring your arms inside your legs and put a little pressure to the inside of your knees, sitting into the hips and heels. This stretch can also be performed lying on the back with the feet against a wall.
23. Seated Half King Pigeon Pose
Muscles emphasized: glutes. Begin in a seated position and gradually pull your leg to your chest and rotate your hip towards outside, while keeping your spine straight. This stretch should be felt in the glute.
24. Standing Calf Stretch at the Wall
Muscles emphasized: soleus and gastrocnemius. Initiate in the lunge position, having the back of your foot a bit turned out. Gradually bring the back of your heel to the floor to stretch your calf muscles.
25. Lateral Flexion at the Wall
Muscles emphasized: external obliques. Keep your spine prolonged and slowly push your hips outside. If you have troubles with your lower back, do not perform this stretch.
26. Supine Twist
Muscles emphasized: glutes and external obliques. This stretch is especially good and beneficial for people who suffer from sciatica pain and try to get rid of it. Begin by lying flat on your back and then bring one leg across your body, and gradually rotate your gaze and upper body in the opposite direction. What’s important about this stretch is the fact that you use your breath to open up your rib cage and sacroiliac joint and hip area without putting too much pressure on the lower back. If this stretch is too hard for you, stack both of your knees on top of each other, and when you are positioned this way you will feel more stretch on the upper spine when the knees are higher, and more stretch on the lumbar spine when the knees are lower.
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Great article. Keep it up
stretch excersise technique
I have issues with my right neck to shoulder muscle, I am looking forward to try the exercise for that area. Hopefully it will relax that particular muscle.
Look up ‘Makenzie exercises’ which are good for the neck .. I have the same issues on my left side ..
Wow!! Would like an app showing these to access whenever I need it!
how about pushups?
Its not category stretching
Stretching you muscles on a regular basis can release tension, build muscle, strength, and stability in your whole body. Prevent muscular atrophy ( muscle wasting) with simple stretching exercises. You can find great yoga routines that focus on specific muscles to tone and tighten and can be completed in 30 minutes or more depending on your needs. Yoga classes can be found online or at your local gym. Go at your own pace and modify the pose to fit your personal fitness level. Yoga routines include Yoga for weight loss, Yoga for flexibility, Yoga for core abdominal workout, Yoga for beginners or advanced level and, Yoga for back Pain relief. Find a routine that suits your specific goals and you will feel more relaxed and energized throughout your day.
Love the pictures resulting in a top notch post. I might have to try some of these myself.
Its very important to stretch. thank you for this post. very much appreciated.
Stretching is something I always forget about, this is great. Thanks!
Great article. Thanks for sharing this.