Ever wondered why the side stretch is such a hard move?
As humans, we mostly move in #straightlines - mostly forwards and backwards (known as the sagittal plane). E.g. We sit on a chair with our legs in front of us, walk forwards not sideways, and when we exercise most of us walk, run, get on bikes, cross trainers or rowing machines...all forwards and backwards straight line movement. This tightens up some key muscle groups such as our hip flexors, our lower back, our inner thighs/adductors in the lower body, and our posterior neck muscles, chest, anterior shoulders and upper abs in the upper body.
💥Try this side opener DAILY for 10 days, holding for 45 seconds each side to pull yourself into an open sideways posture. This will help you alleviate the tightness in these poor muscles. ☝️Aim for your chest to be open towards the wall in front and if you can, open it towards the ceiling (as I fail to do here! 😬)
☝️Place the elbow on the knee to help pull your chest open can help you extend this move.
☝️if legs struggle to be straight, bend the legs at first as you do this. If legs can be straight, push the knees down into the floor to extend the inner thigh stretch...it'll feel lovely
☝️DON'T be disheartened- little and often on this one is the 🔑 🙎♂️Great for all of these sports: 🚶🏃♀️🏌️♀️🏊♀️🚣♀️🏇🚵
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