Stretches

edit stretching legsStretching plays a vital role in your exercise routine.

Stretching warm muscles is key. Stretching cold muscles can lead to muscle tears or   pulls.  Several minutes of high knees, jumping jacks, walking lunges, push-ups and a light jog will do the trick!

Below are some great stretches to do after your warm up and/or after exercise routine. You can click each photo for a larger view of each stretch.

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Upper body stretches

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Lower body stretches

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Credit: American Physical Therapy Association book of… “Body Maintenance and Repair” Marilyn Moffat, PT, PhD, FAPTA, and Steve Vickery