Flexibility is one of the five components of fitness, making it an extremely important (albeit often overlooked) part of a workout program. When you use stretching as part of your post-workout cooldown, your muscles are already warm and pliable, making it easier to maintain—or even increase—your range of motion through your major joints.
You’ll stretch the entire back of your body—your calves, hamstrings, glutes, and back—with this exercise. If keeping your legs straight is too challenging, perform this exercise with a slight bend in your knees.
Child’s Pose & Backbend
This stretch should feel relaxing for ...