Do all stretches gradually. Do not push or bounce the
stretch. You should feel a stretch, not pain.
Breathe normally as
you stretch. Do not hold your breath. If you like to time your breathing with
your exercise, you can breathe out as you stretch, breathe normally in and out
2 or 3 times as you hold the stretch, and then relax. This will mean each
stretch takes 15 to 30 seconds.
October 25, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Heather Chambliss, PhD - Exercise Science
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