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Four great stretches that are perfect for your lower body

Fitness - By Nina Odongo | August 15th 2018 at 02:15:00 GMT +0300

Our lower body muscles are our biggest muscles so it is important to keep them flexible.

1. Hip and lower back stretch

Stand with feet shoulder-width apart with your hands akimbo. Rotate your hips clockwise for five counts then anti-clockwise for five counts. This exercise stretches

2. Hamstring stretch

Sit on the edge of a firm chair with one foot flat on the ground and the other stretched out straight in front, heel resting the floor. Sit up straight, flex you toes back towards you and lean forward, stretching your arms towards your toes. Hold for ten seconds and swap sides.

3. Quad stretch

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Lie on your side with your feet stacked and your head propped with . Pull the foot of the top leg back towards your bum and hold for ten seconds. Switch sides.

4. Ankle stretch

Sit on a chair with your back straight. Extend one leg out in front or cross one leg over the other leg. Rotate your ankle clockwise and anti-clockwise ten times in each direction. Repeat on the other side.

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