Stretching

Ankle Towel Stretch

Ankle Towel Stretch
According to the McKinley Health Center, there's a 40 to 70 percent risk of reinjuring your ankle after injuring it. By properly rehabilitating your ankles and keeping them flexible, you can prevent yourself from becoming part of this percentile. The

How to Give a Low Back Traction Stretch

How to Give a Low Back Traction Stretch
The muscles of the lower back can often become tight and painful. There are many stretches and exercises you can do on your own to help relieve chronic lower back problems. However, having someone else stretch you gently can often help you stretch mo

How to Do Neck Exercises for Physical Therapy

How to Do Neck Exercises for Physical Therapy
Simple, yet effective neck exercises for physical therapy to end neck pain.How to do Neck Exercises for Physical TherapyGently lower your head, hold a few seconds, then bring it back up again, holding a few seconds. Breathe in and out deeply, while l

How to Do the Straddle Splits in Three Weeks

How to Do the Straddle Splits in Three Weeks
Stretching, particularly if you have a special goal, can be a physical challenge, but it is entirely possible to achieve ambitious stretching and flexibility goals. If you are determined to do the splits as quickly as possible, then you will have to

How to Set Goals for Flexibility

How to Set Goals for Flexibility
Increasing flexibility can improve your overall performance in many sports and fitness-related activities. Setting flexibility goals requires both commitment and caution. Increasing muscle flexibility is a gradual process, and it can be dangerous to

How to Relieve a Stiff Neck by Stretching the Sternocleidomastoid Muscle

How to Relieve a Stiff Neck by Stretching the Sternocleidomastoid Muscle
The Sternocleidomastoid muscles are frequently the location of neck pain and stiffness. These muscles run up the front and sides of the neck and attach behind the ears, allowing the head to turn and rotate in different direction. The Sternocleidomast

How to Stretch the Biceps Femoris

How to Stretch the Biceps Femoris
The biceps femoris is one of three muscles that make up the hamstring, which is located in the back of the thigh. This muscle is used every time you bend your knee, for example, when you step over something on the floor. Stretching the biceps femoris
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