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Stretches After Leg Exercises

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Leg stretches

Stretches After Leg Exercises.

Stretches After Leg Exercises. Just for a minute, think about how much we ask of our legs. So then, for our entire life, they have been asked to do so much. Besides, running, walking, standing, jumping, climbing stairs. Therefore, the thought is enough to leave you exhausted. So why not spare a thought for what your muscles must be feeling! That’s why it’s essential to give them some TLC, which includes stretching after exercise.

Calf and Achiles Tendon Stretch

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Calf and Achilles Tendon Stretch

Stretches After Leg Exercises. Calves:​ the gastrocnemius and soleus are the two big calf muscles that run from the back of your knee down into your Achilles tendon, which connects to your heel and helps you point your foot down.  Calf and Achilles tendon stretches are essential for the lower leg and foot muscles’ flexibility and range of motion. Good calf and Achilles flexibility also allows for unrestricted and pain-free movement of the lower leg, foot and ankles.

Toe Touch

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The Toe Touch Stretch

Hamstrings are the muscles that run down the back of your thigh. And they bend your legs at the knee. So then, a hamstring is any one of the three posterior thigh muscles. So, they are in between the hip and the knee. Furthermore, they are from medial to lateral: semimembranosus, semitendinosus and biceps femoris). The hamstrings are pretty susceptible to injury. Take care when stretching.

Quadricep Stretch With Towel

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The Quadricep Stretch Using A Towel

Quadriceps:​ a group of four muscles running down the front of your thigh that straightens your leg at the knee. So then, the four are. The Rectus femoris also flexes the hip. The vastus lateralis – vastus means vast, immense, extensive and lateralis refers to its location on the lateral or outside of the thigh. In addition, Vastus medialis refers to their place on the inside of the thigh. Quadriceps The name derives from the Latin four-headed muscle of the femur.

The Lateral Lunge Stretch.

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The Lateral Lunge Stretch

The lunge stretch improves your lower body flexibility and strengthens several muscles isometrically, including the core muscles that help stabilise your lunge. In addition, to working your glutes, hamstrings, and quads. A side or lateral lunge also works your inner thigh muscles.

Leg Stretches

In Conclusion

Stretching after exercise is essential and should not be left out. Besides, these stretches are important, do not skip them. They will help you to recover and help to ease any exercise soreness if you have soreness. Afterwards, ensure you get a full 8 hours of sleep. This is the most beneficial part of recovery. It is also important that you do not overstretch your muscles. Always go gently into stretching. You can apply more pressure as you gently ease into the stretch. If you feel uncomfortable or experience pain or cramps, stop.

Important Note *

Remember that everyone is different, and it is ultimately YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to find what your body responds to. So please do your own due diligence before trying anything new, including getting Medical Advice to ensure your safety and peace of mind.

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