Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stretch anywhere anytime Fifth Avenue Stretch

Stretch anywhere anytime

On a recent trip to the Big Apple, I was conversing with my taxi cab driver. A student working his way through school, I asked him if he had any back pain since he was sitting for so long each day between driving and the classroom. As he described his discomfort, I felt obliged to show him a few exercises to help stretch his lower body and ease the tension in his low back. So we pulled over on Fifth Avenue near Central Park.
(Stretches should be held for 10-30 seconds to improve circulation and release tight connective tissue 3-4 times each day if possible or as traffic allows. Repeat each stretch on both sides)

Lunge Triangle Stretch
This exercise releases the back of the thighs and rotator muscles of the core. Start with one foot on the bumper with knee slightly bent. Stretch forward and then rotate the waist and reach toward the sky with one arm.

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