mainly from falls, but also from stress and strain on your body felt when doing a new exercise without stretching. You might look a little funny stretching beside the ice but I cannot stress the importance of stretching and warming up
your muscle before doing any sort of physical exercise.
When starting this stretch it's important to have your hands flat on the ground and to position your knees about shoulder width apart in order to evenly distribute your weight. Then arch your back like a cat would do and you should feel the stretch all the way down your back.
bring their leg towards the midline of their body. The stretcher then needs to relax and breathe in deeply. On the exhale stretcher should attempt to abduct their hip father outwards. This stretch should be repeated 2 or 3 times per leg.
Obviously we could not include every stretch required for this activity instead this blog will aimed to cover the main stretches used and maybe a few you may not have thought of previously. Other stretches you can try if you
are feeling discomfort are lower body stretches; please refer to previous stretching blog for instructions on how to do them. Please remember to follow the safe stretching tips we have given you in the previous blog as well as the
individual safety tips for static and PNF stretching.
Image taken from "Lower Body Stretches" wall chart by B. Walker.