January 28, 2021
The Chinese New Year is coming, but most of Chinese have to stay home for quarantine due to the spreading of pandemic. More and more people begin to work out at home. When you are spending more time sitting or lying on the bed, you are more likely to feel fatigue or even tight muscles. Here we are going to introduce some efficient stretching postures that can not only help to relive tense and sore muscle, but bring you more benefits than you thought.
What are the Benefits of Stretch ？
First, let’s take a look at the benefits of stretching. First of all, Stretching help to relive tense muscle and relax the whole body. Secondly, it improves the range of motion of joints the overall coordination of the body. Thirdly, get your body better prepared and prevent muscle strain (strong, soft, stretched muscles can withstand stress better than stiff, unstretched muscles). At last, it also help build up muscle streamline.
Is Stretching Great for Everyone?
Generally, everyone can stretch, no matter how old you are or how good your physical conditions are. Whether you sit in office, or you are working on a assembly line; Whether you exercise routinely or not, all of you can stretch. Stretch is ideal for all age groups from men, women, children to elders.
Stretching is an important means of relaxation for post-exercise. It can relieve muscle tension or soreness, relax muscles, and promote the discharge of metabolic wastes. It is helpful to promote blood circulation, accelerate the recovery after exercise, and make you feel more relaxed.
1. Hands Overhead Stretch
Stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart. Keep your fingers crossed at your chest. Slowly raise and swing your arms and hands overhead and stretch your arms and elbows. Return to the starting position and repeat.
2. Stand Twist
To start, stand up and press one of your hand right against the wall with extend arms. Keep another hand straight and naturally down. Slowly twist your torso and head to the opposite side of the wall. Return to the starting position and repeat.
3. Elbow overhead Stretch
To start, stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend over and raise up your left arm until the elbow reaches your head. Use your right hand to hold the left elbow and then pull backwards. Return to the starting position and repeat on the other side.
4. AB Stretch
To start, kneel on the mat with a straight back and spine. Slowly lean back and try to reach your hands to hold your feet. Keep this position for a few seconds and return to the starting pose and repeat.
5. Anterior Thigh Muscle Stretch
Stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend your Left backwards and hold the tiptoe by your left hand and then stretch while keeping your back and another leg straight and tight. Return to the starting pose and repeat on the other leg.
Overall, stretch is a perfect home workout movement, which is easy to perform even in limited home space.