Stretching Exercises
Touching your toes

Touching your toes stretch

This stretching exercise is the double leg forward bend exercise. It’s a really good stretch because it not only stretches the bottom of the back and the top of the body, but you’re also stretching the back of the legs, the hamstrings, and the bone that’s one of the biggest bones in your body from your knees all the way up to your pelvis.

To perform the exercise, you need to put your legs about shoulder-width apart and all you’re going to do is just slowly reach towards your toes. Try the exercise to see if you can even do it today. You need to aim to touch the toes. If you cannot touch them at first, don’t worry too much about it. As you do this more and more, you will become more supple. You can even hold your fingers over your toes but be careful not to cheat. Make sure you’re trying and make sure you keep your legs straight, and don’t bend them at the knees. You need to make sure you keep these legs locked.

When you bend forward, you will feel a stretch in the bottom of your back, the top of your back, and also the back of your legs. You need to just hold that again for 30 seconds. Take short, sharp breaths. Especially with this one, it’s really good to keep the short, sharp breaths because obviously as you’re bending over, you need to ensure that your lungs are supplied with oxygen well

If you got a great, big air full of lungs, you’re going to find it may be a little bit more difficult to bend over. So, it is not a bad idea to take short, sharp breaths, and you should be good to go. Just hold it again for 30 seconds. And then release nice and slow.