7 Stretches to Keep You in the Game
Here are some stretches you can do from the couch to help relieve tension and improve flexibility while your’re cheering for the Texas Rangers and watching the World Series!
- Couch Neck Stretch:
- Sit on the edge of your couch with your back straight.
- Slowly tilt your head from side to side, holding each position for 15-20 seconds.
- You can also do gentle neck rolls while seated to relieve neck tension.
- Couch Shoulder Stretch:
- Sit on the couch with your back straight and feet flat on the floor.
- Bring one arm across your chest and use the opposite hand to gently pull it towards your chest for a shoulder stretch.
- Couch Back Stretch:
- Sit on the edge of the couch with your feet flat on the floor.
- Gently twist your upper body to one side, holding the backrest for support.
- Hold the stretch for 15-20 seconds and then switch to the other side.
- Couch Hamstring Stretch:
- Sit at the edge of the couch with one leg extended.
- Bend the other leg and place the sole of your foot against your inner thigh.
- Reach forward to touch your toes for a hamstring stretch.
- Couch Hip Flexor Stretch:
- Kneel in front of the couch with one knee on the floor and the other foot resting on the couch’s seat.
- Gently push your hips forward to stretch your hip flexors.
- Couch Quadriceps Stretch:
- Stand facing the back of the couch and hold onto it for balance.
- Bend one leg at the knee, bringing your heel towards your glutes for a quadriceps stretch.
- Hold for 15-20 seconds, then switch to the other leg.
- Couch Calf Stretch:
- Stand facing the couch and place your hands on the backrest for support.
- Step one foot back and press your heel into the floor to stretch your calf muscles.
These couch stretches are great for those moments when you want to relax and unwind while still working on your flexibility and mobility. Remember to breathe deeply and maintain good posture while performing these stretches.