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Guide to Stretching Exercises and Stretches

Guide to Stretching

What is Stretching Exercise?

Stretching means extending the muscles. Typical stretches involve the (1) Leg muscles; (2) Thigh muscles; (3) Arm muscles; and (4) Torso and neck muscles.

Benefits of Stretches

Stretching is an important part of any exercise routine as it helps keep the muscles flexible. This helps prevent muscle-injury while performing your exercise routine or workout. In addition, muscle-stretches help keep muscles long and lean. This helps improve body shape and prevents muscles from looking bulky.

Stretching Exercise - How Long?

10 minutes of stretching each day helps to maintain flexibility and a lean appearance. It is best to stretch all muscle groups rather than just one area.

Doing Stretching Exercises

Avoid jerking your body or forcing it to do more than you can. Move slowly into a stretch until you feel resistance, then pull back a little and hold that position. A stretch maintained for about 20 seconds is the most effective type of extension.

List of Fitness Exercises

Abdominal Exercises - Upper Abdominal Curl - Knee Abdominal Crunches - Abdominal Tilt - Lower Abdominal Pelvic Tilt - Side Abdominal Lift - Back Exercises - Knee Squeezes - Upper Back Curl - Spinal Twist - Butt Exercises - Butt Crossovers - Butt Raises - Butt Lifts - Pelvic Lift - Push Up Exercises - Simple Push-Ups - Advanced Push-Ups - Stretches - Ab Stretch - Butt Stretch - Hip - Groin - Hamstring - Thigh Exercises - Hamstring - Thigh Crunch - Thigh Squeeze - Crossover - Quadriceps Exercises - Quads Extensions - Quads Lunges - Quads Squats - Squats Exercises - Squat Exercise - Wall Squats Exercises - Leg Exercises - Leg Stretch - Back Leg Stretch - Side Leg Stretch - Crunches - Upper Ab Crunch - Lower Ab Crunch - Side Ab Crunch - Curls Exercises - Ab Curl Exercise - Lower Ab Curl - Side Curls - Sit Up Exercises - Sit-Ups - Extended Arm Sit-Ups - Folded-Arm Sit-Ups - Leg Raise Exercises - Lying - Standing - Side Leg - Back Leg - Double Leg - Knee Raise

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