LOWER BODY STRETCH ROUTINE

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LOWER BODY STRETCH ROUTINE

Great routine by @kellstone35 on static lower body stretching.

A good time to use static stretching (SS) is to return tissue to resting length by taking advantage of the increased muscle temperature🔥and plasticity post-workout. The goal is to increase passive ROM.

Static stretching is preferred POST WORKOUT or on an OFF DAY (vs pre-workout). Ideally, you will also follow-up static stretching with strength exercises if you are truly trying to make meaningful changes (not shown).

THE ROUTINE:
1️⃣ Kneeling Hip Flexor – squeeze your butt to increase the stretch
2️⃣ Half Pigeon – great for piriformis
3️⃣ Seated 1/2 Hamstring – keep your back flat to target hamstrings vs bending back
4️⃣ Laying Quad – try to keep hips flat on ground
5️⃣ Calf Stretch – push heel to ground
6️⃣ Laying Glute Stretch – try to pull heel to shoulder; should feel in outer glute
7️⃣ Bootstrappers – great for moving through a squat position