Overview

Researchers found that the exercises that stretch your muscles are the best for preventing injury and maintaining a healthier lifestyle.

You do not have to perform strenuous physical activities to reach these results. You just need to be consistent with your workouts.

Here are the best ways to stimulate your joints and muscles:

Triceps’ Stretch

  1. Stand up with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Lift the right arm above your head, bend your elbow, and reach for your upper back.
  3. Using the left arm, push the right arm further down.
  4. Repeat this process for the opposite side.

Shoulder Stretch

  1. Start in a standing position.
  2. Put your right arm across your chest while pointing to the left side.
  3. Hook the left arm underneath the right arm.
  4. Repeat this process for the opposite side.

Quad Stretch

  1. Stand up with your feet shoulder-width apart.
  2. Bend your right leg behind you and pull it up using your right hand.
  3. Repeat for the left leg.

Hip Flexor Stretch

  1. Lie down on your back with your toes facing the ceiling.
  2. Bring your right knee to your chest, and hold it with both hands for 30-60 seconds.
  3. Release your knee and repeat this exercise for your left side.

Glute Stretch

  1. Lie down on your back and bend both knees.
  2. Lift the right ankle and rest it on the left knee.
  3. Place both hands behind the left thigh and pull it towards your chest.
  4. Repeat this exercise for the opposite side.

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