Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Sunday, 05.27.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4
 5  6  7  8  9  10  11
 12  13  14  15  16  17  18
 19  20  21  22  23  24  25
 26  27  28  29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Aug 03,2007
Fitness Forum: Stretching the shoulders and the hamstrings
by CNS

The Moves: A postural stretch adapted from yoga.

Works on: Lengthening the spine, chest and abdomen. Stretching the shoulders and hamstrings.


SHOULDER STRETCH - Firefighter Robert Logan demonstrates a postural stretch. CNS Photo by Peggy Peattie. 

Setup: Place both palms on a wall directly in front of the shoulders. Step away from the wall approximately 3 feet, or one full step.

Steps: Push the hands firmly into the wall, bend forward at the hips, and straighten your arms and torso until you have created a right angle at your hips. Rotate your shoulder blades back and down.

Tighten the thighs to straighten the knees with the toes pointing straight forward. Continue to push through the arms and down through the heels as you lengthen the front and back of the torso equally (don't let the back arch). The head stays in line with the spine. The goal is to have the torso stretched maximally with the hips centered over the ankles.

Repetitions: Hold 30 seconds. Repeat as needed.

Precautions: To come out of the stretch, bend the knees and step forward with one leg.

Options: Learn the stretch with the hands higher on the wall and progressively lower them to shoulder height.

1733 times read

Related news
Fitness Forum: Desk posture is cured with an angel by Copley News Service posted on Jan 19,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 23 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?