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Lower Body Stretches

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Regular stretching not only keeps you safe from injuries but can also improve your posture. It helps make sure your muscles are strong and balanced, lowering the chances of strains or sprains. Stretching your lower body increases your flexibility and your range of motion. Try these stretches to improve your posture, flexibility, and for recovery after vigorous physical activity.

*A safety reminder

Stop if you feel any pain. Discomfort is normal, but sharp pain is not. If you experience sharp pain, stop right away and check with your doctor or physiotherapist. If you have a history of surgery, injury, or a lot of pain in any of the joints or muscles being used, check with your doctor before trying these stretches.

1. Quad Stretches:

For a standing quad stretch - Watch the demonstrating video here.

For a kneeling quad stretch (Advanced) - Watch the demonstrating video here.

2. Hamstring Stretches:

For a standing hamstring stretch - Watch the demonstrating video here.

For a seated hamstring stretch - Watch the demonstrating video here.

3. Calf Stretches.

Watch the demonstrating video here.

4. Hip Adductor Stretch.

Watch the demonstrating video here.

5. Hip Flexor Lunge Stretch.

Watch the demonstrating video here.

6. Pigeon Pose.

Watch the demonstrating video here.

Repeat these stretches a few times a week especially before or after performing any physical activity to warm up your muscles and reduce muscle soreness.

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