Lower Body Stretches
these lower body stretches for your quads, glutes, hamstrings and
Stretching your muscles helps prevent injury and lengthens the
muscles for a toned body.
These illustrated stretching
exercises include either a step by step instructions, exercise video or
a combination of both.
Stretches for the lower body are a
great way to lengthen, strengthen and tone your lower half.
Each stretch is on it's own page complete with step by step
instructions and a fitness video to ensure you are doing them correctly.
As with any exercise, make sure to do it correctly in order to
minimize risk of injury and to properly stretch the muscles.
To view the instructions and the
videos for these stretches, use the links below or select the
next button below the list to start with the first video.
Lower Body Stretches List
You can use the links below to go directly to a specific stretching
move. If you want to view all of these, just use the next/previous
buttons located at the bottom of each page. There are seven different
stretches in this series.
To start these stretches from the beginning, use the next button below.
Tips for Stretching
Stretching for just 10 minutes each day helps improve balance,
flexibility and strength. Before beginning any stretching your muscles
must first be warmed up.
You can do this by simply walking or jogging in place for 5 to 10
minutes. If your muscles are cold and not prepared you could cause
injuries to them.
Never over stretch to the point of creating tears in the muscles. It's
okay to deepen the stretch, but only to the point you feel mild
discomfort and are not putting stress on the muscles.
You want to hold the position and not pulse or bounce the move. When
you bounce you risk over stretching the muscles which can strain the
Remember to breathe while you do your routine. You want to keep the
Try to work opposing muscle groups with your stretching routine. If you
are stretching the front of the thighs, then make the next stretch the
opposing muscle group in the back of the thighs.
If you have had any recent injuries or are just starting out, you might
need to check with your doctor first.
After you have completed these lower
body stretches, try some lower body strengthening
Benefits of Warming Up
In addition to your stretches you should warm up before your
exercise routine. Find out here why warming up is beneficial to
Eating After Exercise
Find out what foods you should eat to refuel your body after your
Upper Body Stretches
Tone the upper body muscles with these stretching exercises.