This installment of the stretch series focuses on stretching for those that have very active jobs. They’re lifting, squatting, standing for prolonged periods, or walk a lot. It is important to keep your mid back strong, relaxed, and limber. This is a great mid back stretch that will also help relax you at the end of a long day.
Start by sitting on a stability ball.
Then walk your legs out until you’re laying out flat on the ball, raise your hands over your head and stretch.
Remember that during your stretches, you should be thinking, “Ahhh, that feels good.” You shouldn’t be thinking, “Ouch!”
With all of the lifting, bending, and standing, knee strength is key. These are some exercises to help strengthen your knees to keep you as active as your lifestyle requires!
A couple variations of the above will help strengthen your knee and hips as well. And it feels amazing!
Turn your body and do the same thing in a controlled swinging motion, move your leg out in front of you and then circle it around to the starting position.
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