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Stretches for Flexibility

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  • Age and a sedentary lifestyle make stretching a necessity.
  • Stretch to the point where you feel a gentle tension in the muscle.
  • Hold your stretches for at least 20 seconds.
  • As you hold the stretch, breathe deeply, stretching just a little farther with each exhalation.
  • Whether you're hustling after a bus or trying out for the Bolshoi Ballet, you'll feel and perform far better if you're limber from the waist down.


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Excerpted from he Complete Idiot's Guide to Weight Training © 2003 by Deidre Johnson-Cane and Jonathan Cane. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

To order this book visit the Idiot's Guide website or call 1-800-253-6476.


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