The stretching exercises for legs improve posture, blood flow, flexibility and range of movements, avoiding the cramps and preventing the onset of muscle and joint pain.
These stretching exercises for the legs can be made every day, especially before and after a physical exercise, such as running, hiking or football, for example.
1. Muscles of the thigh
With your back straight and your legs together, bend one leg backwards while holding the stand for 1 minute, as shown in the image. Repeat with the other leg. If necessary, lean against a wall, for example.
2. Muscles behind the thigh
With her legs slightly open, bend the body forward, trying to touch with the tips of the fingers on the feet, as shown in the image. Hold the position for 1 minute.
Straighten one leg, keeping only your heel on the floor and try to touch with the hands in the foot, as shown in the image. Hold the position for 1 minute, and repeat with the other leg.
4. The outer part of the thigh
Sit on the floor legs stretched out and keep back straight. Then bend one leg and cross over the other leg as shown in the image. make a slight pressure with one hand on the knee, pushing to the opposite side of the leg that is bent. Hold the position for 30 seconds to 1 minute and then repeat with the other leg.
5. The inner part of the thigh
Stay crouched with your legs together and then stretch one of the legs to the side, as shown in the image. Keeping your back straight, stay in this position between 30 seconds to 1 minute and then do the same stretch for the other leg.
The stretching exercises for the legs can also be an option after a long day of work because they help increase the well-being.