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  • Stretching
    Who, What, When, Where, How, Why?
  • Stretching helps…..
    …..improve your health and mood, make you look better, feel better, and perform better!
  • Stretch to Improve Flexibility
    Flexibility - the range of motion that is available to a joint or joints
  • Stretch…..
    when muscles are warm (at least 3 to 5 minutes of cardio first)
    1 to 3 sets of 10 to 60 seconds
    10 to 60 minute routines
    before and after physical activity
  • Stretching…..
    muscle stiffness
    risk of injury
    lower back pain
  • Stretching…..
    muscle tone
    range of motion (flexibility)
    circulation
    posture
    muscle efficiency
    overall body performance
  • Daily Stretches
    How to Stretch your Major Muscle Groups
    -1 major muscle group at a time
    Shoulders Neck
    Legs Back Chest
  • Calf Stretch
    Muscle Group: Legs
    Location/Point of Emphasis: Back of Lower Leg
  • Hamstring Stretch
    Muscle Group: Legs
    Location/Point of Emphasis: Back of Upper Leg
  • Quadriceps Stretch
    Muscle Group: Legs
    Location/Point of Emphasis: Front of Thigh
  • Hip Flexor Stretch
    Muscle Group: Legs
    Location/Point of Emphasis: Upper Thighs just below Hipbones
  • Iliotibial Band (ITB) Stretch
    Muscle Group: Legs
    Location/Point of Emphasis: Outside of Hip, Thigh, and Knee
  • Knee-To-Chest Stretch
    Muscle Group: Back
    Location/Point of Emphasis: Lower Back
  • Shoulder Stretch
    Muscle Group: Shoulders
    Location/Point of Emphasis: Rotator Cuff
  • Shoulder Stretch With Towel
    Muscle Group: Shoulders
    Location/Point of Emphasis: Internal Rotators
  • Neck Stretch
    Muscle Group: Neck
    Location/Point of Emphasis: All parts of the Neck
  • Chest Stretch
    Muscle Group: Chest and Back
    Location/Point of Emphasis: Upper Back
  • Stretching is…..
    …..for ANYONE!
  • Tip
    Do NOT stretch until pain…..stretch until muscle feels relaxed!
  • Quote
    Do not let a few minutes of not doing something keep you from doing everything…..