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Stretching and Flexibility Exercises

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Updated August 09, 2010

Seated Spiral Stretch
Stretching and Flexibility Exercises
Paige Waehner
Twists are is great for increasing flexibility in the spine and this move also stretches the hips, glutes and the lower back.
  1. Sit tall and keep the right leg straight as you cross the left foot over the right.
  2. The left foot should be resting next to the right knee.
  3. Gently twist to the left, taking the right arm across the body to the outside of the left knee.
  4. Use the arm to gently twist into the stretch, only going as far as your flexibility allows.
  5. You should feel the stretch in the outside of the left hip.
  6. Hold for 15-30 seconds and repeat for 1-3 sets on each side.

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