By Craig Ramsay
Craig Ramsay is right here to aid! In Anatomy of Stretching, he brings the teachings discovered in ten years as a coach to celebrities athletes and the big name of Bravo’s Thintervention to everybody. You’ll research while and the way to do a tricep stretch and a shoulder stretch, while to prevent toe touches and hamstring stretches, and why it’s vital to maintain your neck secure in the course of a hip flexor stretch. whereas taking you thru each one stream step-by-step, Anatomy of Stretching additionally is going underneath the surface to permit you to determine simply which muscle groups you're operating in the course of each one stretch.
Get limber — and get the main from your exercise routine — with Anatomy of Stretching!
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Lie in your again along with your hands prolonged at your facets. Bend your knees, planting your toes generously outdoor of shoulder-width aside. retaining the remainder of your physique nonetheless, rotate your correct hip inward, bringing your knee towards the ground. EXPERT’S TIP This stretch isn't approximately significant strikes: internally rotate your hip simply 2 to five inches as you stretch. Slowly go back to the beginning place, and repeat with the other leg. ANNOTATION KEY daring textual content = stretching muscle groups * shows deep muscle top FOR •gluteus medius •gluteus minimus •tensor fasciae latae satisfied child STRETCH ambitions •Gluteal zone •Hamstrings •Lower again DO •Keep your elbows a bit of bent. •Draw your shoulders towards the ground. •Tuck your pelvis ahead approximately ¼ inch to interact your abdominals and hold your returned anchored. steer clear of •Lifting your head or shoulder blades off the ground. Lie in your again. Bend your knees in towards your chest and seize the outsides of your ft together with your palms. carry your knees towards the ground as you open your legs. ANNOTATION KEY daring textual content = stretching muscle mass * exhibits deep muscle top FOR •gluteus maximus •gluteus medius •gluteus minimus •piriformis •biceps femoris •semitendinosus •semimembranosus •erector spinae •multifidus spinae SIDE-LYING RIB STRETCH pursuits •Rib cage •Obliques •Outer thighs •Lower again DO •Shift your weight ahead in your aiding hip. •Place a towel lower than your backside hip if it feels uncomfortable to leisure at once at the flooring. stay away from •Tightening your jaw, that can reason stress on your neck. Lie in your correct part along with your legs jointly and prolonged. position either fingers at the flooring, your correct arm assisting you and your left arm situated in entrance of your physique. Your top physique could be a bit lifted. Bend your left leg and relaxation the foot simply in entrance of your correct thigh, knee pointing up towards the ceiling. maintaining your legs in position, press down along with your arms and straighten either palms as you elevate your physique upward, feeling a stretch round your correct rib cage. unlock, swap aspects, and repeat. ANNOTATION KEY daring textual content = stretching muscular tissues * shows deep muscle top FOR •obliquus externus •obliquus internus •tensor fasciae latae •multifidus spinae •erector spinae SIDE-LYING KNEE BEND goals •Quadriceps DO •Keep your knees jointly, one on best of the opposite. •Tuck your pelvis a little ahead and raise your chest to interact and stretch your middle. •Keep your foot pointed and parallel together with your leg. stay away from •Leaning again onto your gluteal muscle mass. Lie in your left aspect, together with your legs prolonged jointly in keeping with your physique. expand your left arm, and relaxation your head in your higher arm. Bend your correct knee and grab the ankle together with your correct hand. Pull your ankle in towards your buttocks as you stretch. go back to the beginning place, and repeat at the different part. EXPERT’S TIP position a towel less than your backside hip if it feels uncomfortable to leisure at once at the flooring. ANNOTATION KEY daring textual content = stretching muscle mass * shows deep muscle top FOR •rectus femoris •vastus lateralis •vastus intermedius •vastus medialis COBRA STRETCH ambitions •Abdominals DO •Maintain strain among the ground and your hips.