Types of Seated Stretching Exercises

May 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Stretching

There are a lot of types of stretching exercise you can undertake. Some can be done in standing position and some others are in seated position. Those are simple exercise which can contribute a great benefit for you. If you want to know more about seated stretching exercise, you can find out below.

Twists, Standing

This is a good exercise you can easily undertake. You will depend on the resistance of your lower body to support you while stretching. Start it from standing straight with feet as shoulder-wide as apart. Bend your knees slightly. Raise your arms by your sides until they are parallel to the floor. Then, rotate your upper body part to your right and then to the left. Twist it as much as possible. Do it repeatedly for about 5 times.

Twists, Bent Over

This is similar to the above exercise. The difference is on your body bending forward so that it is parallel to the floor.

Twist your torso to your right leg until your left hand touches your right foot while your right hand is pointing to the ceiling. Now, twist on the other way until your right hand reaches your left foot. It is beneficial for your external oblique muscles and also hamstring. You can repeat this stretching exercise for 5 times.

Quadriceps Stretches

This is aimed mainly for the muscles of your front thighs, quadriceps. Take a position of kneeling on the floor and keep your feet behind you apart. Sit between your separate feet. Place your hands on the floor behind you. Then, lean back as low as possible so that you can feel your quadriceps stretched. Hold this position for about 10 or 15 seconds and release it. Repeat it for about 2 or 3 times.

Inner Thigh Stretch

Take a seat on the floor and bend knees with one of your soles of your feet touch and face the other one in front of you. Bend your torso frontward and grasp your toes with hands so that your arms can rest on your thighs. Then, pull your feet gently to your groin as close as you can with your knees so close to the floor. Hold it for about 10 or 15 seconds before you release it.

Back Stretch

This is taken from yoga. You can start it lying down on the floor with a flat position. Bend your knees until your feet point the ceiling. Lefty your torso and head off the floor with your hands behind so that that they are so close to your leg. Then, pull your legs to the back of your head and tilt your head back while lifting the chest off the floor. Hold it for about 10 or 15 seconds. Then, get back to your first position.

Hanging Stretch

This is one of the stretches which can make you reach complete relaxation. Grasp your chin-up bar. Or, you can also use anything which is able to take your weight. Hold this stretch for around 10 or 15 seconds. Then, release it and relax.

Stretches exercises are very beneficial for your life. Instead of the above techniques, you can also do another stretch exercise by using Kettler Apollo inversion table. This is considered as the best inversion table you can rely on. Get one and get the most benefit out of it.

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