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The bridge spine stretch
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The bridge spine stretch

The bridge is a fundamental exercise to use for spine mobility. The slow purposeful movement will greatly assist in freeing vertabrae and lower abdominal strength comes as part of the benefit too. The exercise: The bridge starting position Starting position: Lay on your back with legs up and knees bent so that your feet are...

Hip Flexor stretch
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Hip Flexor stretch

The iliopsoas muscle (or hip flexor) can be prone to shortening especially for office workers who spend a lot of time sitting where the muscle is in its shortened position. This stretch when done correctly is good for preventing that pose where the back is arched and the butt is out. The shortened psoas muscle...

Single leg stretch
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Single leg stretch

The single leg stretch is a great exercise for both abdominal strength and control. It is very important while doing this exercise that the breathing is very deep and position is maintained while inhaling. Lay on your back, knees bent, feet on the floor. Take a deep breath and then while exhaling draw the navel...

The wall glute stretch
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The wall glute stretch

The gluteas muscles or buttocks are often tight and the cause of discomfort as they have a very large job to do, stabilising the hip joint and providing the link between this weight bearing joint and the legs. When there is any misallignment in the lower body or there has been a past injury the...

The hamstring stretch
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The hamstring stretch

The hamstring muscles are the muscles that run down the back of the upper legs. they are a very explosive and springy muscle that is used a lot in running. Ask any athlete about the stretching routine for before and after exercise and they will always mention a hamstring stretch. This is because the thought...