Before you begin the stretch, make sure that your
muscles are warmed-up by completing a warm-up exercises routine to get blood circulating throughout the body and into the
into your stretch position.
Begin the stretch gradually and continually keeping your body as relaxed as possible, do not bounce because
bouncing will force the muscle to contract at the same time that you are forcing it to stretch which may lead to injury.
breathing must be relaxed when you stretch, maintaining a relaxed breathing pattern. This will help to improve your flexibility
and will increase blood flow throughout the body.
While stretching do not force your body beyond the point where the
stretch becomes painful this could lead to injury.
To get the maximum benefit from the stretch hold it in a position where the stretch starts to feel tight but
Hold the stretch for 15 - 60 seconds this can be repeated 4 to 5 times.