Mobility

Kneeling Overhead Oblique Stretch

The Kneeling Overhead Oblique Stretch is a great exercise for enhancing the flexibility and strength of your oblique muscles (sides of the waist). Every stretch will help you elongate and strengthen these muscles while also promoting better posture and overall stability. This exercise is beneficial for everyone, and particularly useful for strengthening core muscles and enhancing their flexibility.
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Kneeling Overhead Oblique Stretch instructions
Step-by-step instructions
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Start by getting on all fours on a comfortable floor. Extend your right leg out to the side, keeping your foot flat on the floor.
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Extend your left arm up towards the ceiling, opening up your chest.
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Gradually bend your left arm and lean to the right, feeling the stretch along the left side of your body.
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Hold this stretch until you feel a good stretch in your left side. Make sure not to collapse into your right shoulder and keep your right arm straight.
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Return to the starting position and switch sides, repeating the same steps with the other part of your body.
Start by getting on all fours on a comfortable floor. Extend your right leg out to the side, keeping your foot flat on the floor.
Extend your left arm up towards the ceiling, opening up your chest.
Gradually bend your left arm and lean to the right, feeling the stretch along the left side of your body.
Hold this stretch until you feel a good stretch in your left side. Make sure not to collapse into your right shoulder and keep your right arm straight.
Return to the starting position and switch sides, repeating the same steps with the other part of your body.
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