Stretching Exercises
Lying Down and Stretching

Lying Down and Stretching

This next stretch you’re going to do is pretty similar to the previous one, however you’re going to be lying down horizontally. And when you are lying down and stretching, you need to be pointing your toes as far away as you can. So, you’re going to point your toes outwards.

As regard to the intensity, that’s something that you’re going to have to calculate yourself unfortunately. What I would say is if you start shaking a little bit, don’t worry about it. That’s just normal; that’s just the blood trying to enter the muscles. So, don’t worry too much about that. If you do feel any kind of sharp pain, stop the exercises immediately. And I think the best thing to do is just take it easy at first. You don’t need to go crazy and intense straight away. Intensity just comes with time and once you start building some momentum with your stretches, you’ll find it gets a lot easier. So, just take it easy on the intensity at first. You’ll find that that just comes with time.

As for the frequency, like the previous exercise, you need to do that three times, 30 seconds each time, with short, sharp breaths. Again, the intensity and frequency of breathing is best done to suit you. If you feel like you can take a big, deep breath in and you can stretch better that way, then that’s fine also as well. Or if you even want to hold your breath and then do some short, sharp breaths after about 10 or 20 seconds, that’s fine.