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Stretching

How to Stretch the L3 of the Lumbar Spine

The lumbar part of your spine is your low back, and it consists of five vertebrae which are referred to as L1 through L5. The disc...
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Should You Stretch Before or After a Workout?

Some coaches, trainers and textbooks recommend stretching before and after your workout because it can help your performance and r...
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The Five Benefits of Stretching and Muscular Exercise

Few people dispute the benefits of cardiovascular exercise for heart health and weight management. But exercising and stretching y...
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Can Over Stretching Cause a Burning Sensation in Your Legs?

Almost everyone has heard that they should "feel the burn" when exercising, but if the burn is due to overstretching, it...
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Upper Back & Neck Stretches

A slumping posture, long hours in front of a computer or a sedentary lifestyle can lead to tension and tightness in your neck and ...
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Child's Flexibility Issues

Just as you monitor your child's academic progress and social development, you also need to keep an eye on her fitness level. ...
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SI Joint Stretches & Exercises

Your sacroiliac, or SI, joint connects your spine, at the sacrum, to your pelvis. The SI joint lacks a large range of motion; howe...
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Does Stretching Help Reduce Soreness?

Most fitness professionals -- and anyone who's worked out hard, then stretched -- agree that stretch can reduce, if not comple...
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Does Stretching Burn Calories?

Reaching down and touching your toes for a long hold doesn't seem like an intense workout because, well, it's not. You still burn ...
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How to Stretch Tricep Muscles

Your triceps muscles are on the back of your upper arms. They contract when you straighten your arm and lock your elbows. The tric...
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