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Stretch Exercises

6. Hamstring Muscles (back thigh) -
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Sit on floor. Straighten right leg and bring sole of left foot to rest next to inside upper part of straight leg. Lean slightly forward with arms and hands extended toward ankle of straignt leg. Find an easy stretch, hold for six seconds, then relax for five seconds. Repeat three times for each leg. To help you stretch down , place a towel around foot of straight leg. Grasp ends of towel and pull.

Stretching Exercises

  1. Neck Muscle
  2. Neck Muscle
  3. Back of Neck and Shoulder Muscles
  4. Back of Arm
  5. Shoulders and Pectoral (chest) Muscles
  6. Hamstring Muscles (back thigh)
  7. Groin
  8. Upper Hamstring and Buttock Muscles
  9. Quadricep Muscles (front thigh)
  10. Gastrocnemius Muscle (calf)

Donna Terbizan, PhD, Professor
Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
Julie Garden-Robinson, PhD, LRD, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service