Published On: Fri, Feb 9th, 2018

How to do a Knee to Chest Stretch Exercise

How to do a Knee to Chest Stretch Exercise

Knee to Chest Stretch

This exercise seems to be easy and simple but requires flexibility and balance. It helps you develop your stability in the legs, strengthens thighs, calves, helps you develop lower back flexibility, it can help you with indigestion. This stretch relaxes your iliopsoas which is the interior hip flexors, it also strengthens your external oblique muscles.

Step by step:

  • Stand erect with your feet hip-width apart, chest out and shoulders back, maintaining the natural curvature in your back. Your knees should be unlocked and arms by your sides. This is your start position.
  • Raise one knee as high as you can directly in front of you, keeping your weight on your back foot, and cusp your hands to gently lift and momentarily hold the top position. Keep your body upright without bending over.
  • Disengage your hands and allow the foot to strike the floor in front of the other one, toes aiming directly forward.
  • Step forward with your opposite leg, repeating the move to the other side, and continue moving forward for the required number of repetitions.

Recommendations:

  • Keep your back straight at all times and elbows in.
  • You can do 2 sets of 10 repetitions on each side.

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