Stretching Exercises

Stretching exercises for the foot, ankle, lower leg, thigh, hip, groin, shoulder, neck, upper arm and elbow. We also explain flexibility and the various types and methods of stretching.

Flexibility is a word used regularly in the health and fitness industry, but what does it actually mean, why is it important and how can it be improved?

Stretching has many benefits. The most obvious is an increase in muscle flexibility, which results in many other improvements.

Stretching can take various different forms. Static stretching is the most common. PNF stretching, muscle energy techniques, ballistic stretching and neural stretching are other types.

Stretching exercises for the foot and ankle including the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) and shin stretches, peroneal muscle and plantar fascia.

Stretching exercises for the quadriceps and hamstring muscles. Lying quad stretch, sitting hamstring stretch, partner hamstring stretching.

Hip and Groin stretching exercises including standing groin stretch, long adductor stretch, piriformis Stretch and hip flexor stretch.

The following stretching and mobility exercises are often used as part of treatment and rehabilitation programs for back problems and injuries.

Shoulder stretching exercises including anterior shoulder stretch, chest stretch, Triceps stretch and Latissimus Dorsi stretch.

Elbow and arm stretching exercises including wrist flexor stretch, wrist extensor stretch, tennis elbow stretch and triceps muscle stretching exercises.

The following exercises stretching and mobility exercises for the wrist are often used as part of treatment and rehabilitation programs for wrist and hand injuries.

Stretching exercises for the neck including rotation stretch, forward and lateral flexion stretches and Sternocleidomastoid stretch.

Stretching the wrist flexor muscles can be difficult, but using a wall to apply pressure and increase the range of motion can be very effective. Make sure you keep the elbow straight.

Elbow and arm stretching exercises including wrist flexor stretch, wrist extensor stretch, tennis elbow stretch and triceps muscle stretching exercises.

Stretching exercises for the foot and ankle including the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) and shin stretches, peroneal muscle and plantar fascia.

Stretching exercises for the quadriceps and hamstring muscles. Lying quad stretch, sitting hamstring stretch, partner hamstring stretching.

Hip and Groin stretching exercises including standing groin stretch, long adductor stretch, piriformis Stretch and hip flexor stretch.

 

The following stretching and mobility exercises are often used as part of treatment and rehabilitation programs for back problems and injuries.

Stretching exercises for the neck including rotation stretch, forward and lateral flexion stretches and Sternocleidomastoid stretch.

Shoulder stretching exercises including anterior shoulder stretch, chest stretch, Triceps stretch and Latissimus Dorsi Stretch.