5 Stretching Exercises That Will Build Your Flexibility This Quarantine

Suruchi Patwary , 01 Jul 2020
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The golden rule when it comes to workout is to make sure you stretch! If you skip on that, there’s a good chance your workout will leave you feeling sore. It could also result in poor forms during workouts, limiting your range of motion. And so, it is important to make sure you stretch well during your workouts to keep your joints healthy. If you’re unsure what stretching exercises will help you become more flexible, fret not! We’ve listed down 5 easy exercises to help you build your flexibility. Scroll down to check them out!

1. Low Lunge

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Low Lunge By fizkes | www.shutterstock.com

This one works well if you have lower back pain, it helps decrease it. Low lunges also help by relieving tension in the hip flexors.

2. Side Stretch

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Side Stretch By szefei | www.shutterstock.com

Side stretches help lengthen the muscles between the ribs and the pelvis region as well as the lower back. It also helps improve the expansiveness of the lungs, resulting in easier breathing.

3. Butterfly Stretch

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Butterfly Stretch By fizkes | www.shutterstock.com

Doing butterfly stretches will help improve your posture by strengthening your back. It also focuses on building flexibility majorly in your hips, inner thighs, groin, and knees.

4. Hamstring Stretch

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Hamstring Stretch By Maridav | www.shutterstock.com

A tight hamstring can cause you problems with the most basic activities as well. And so, it is important to do a hamstring stretch every time you workout. It’s best if you do it after your body has warmed up, therefore making sure you don’t injure your muscles.

5. Shoulder Stretch

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Shoulder Stretch By Dirima | www.shutterstock.com

Having tight or stiff shoulders can be really painful and limit your range of motion. But doing shoulder stretches regularly will improve relieve muscle tension, tightness, and pain in the shoulders and neck region.

What other stretching exercises do you swear by for improving flexibility? Let us know in the comments below.

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