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Make Stretching Bearable!

Do you find yourself skipping the stretch portion of your exercise routine?

Think again! Stretching is extremely beneficial to your health and exercise!

Stretching helps decrease the risk of activity based injuries, improves flexibility/function and increases circulation. Just to name a few!

Don’t think of stretching as a warm up!
Stretching cold muscles can CREATE injury. Warm up by jogging or walking for 5-10 minutes before stretching.
Stretching should be a gentle intensity with a gentle pull.

Here are some ideas to help make stretching less of a chore!

1. Make a routine! You can create a check list, and ensure you don’t skip any important stretches!
2. Try stretching to music! Nothing passes the time of a 10 minute stretch routine like a few great songs! 
3. Add a foam roller to your routine!

Try these active functional stretches to gain flexibility!

SLST Hamstring Stretch Prone

Active Functional Hamstring Stretching
90/90 Hamstring Stretch
Straighten your leg, hold for 5 seconds; bend your knee. 10 repetitions on each leg.
 SLST Hamstring Stretch Standing

Hamstring Progression
Standing up with your feet flat on the floor. Grab your toes and bend your knees.
Lift your butt toward the ceiling and straighten bent knees. Maintain contact with your toes. Keep heels on the floor. 
Repeat 10 times. 

San Luis Sports Therapy- Paso Robles
1345 Park St
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 226-0975

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