Tana K 6/30
..this is a back stretching exercise
..useful for runners
..useful for any sport
..improves flexibility in body
touch your forehead to your knees Challenge rules
- stand straight
- slowly bend down n try to touch your forehead to your knees
- hold on in this position for 1 min for 30 days
- spine patients please don't try this exercise
- if you are suffering from any back pain or spine injury please consult your physio before performing this exercise
- Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.
“one of my favourite tests of how flexible i am - used to be able to do this so easily when i did ballet regularly so now i try to find to time to stretch so i'm still able to do it!”
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Lisa Anne G encouraged this.
I would suggest you also do some front body stretches as tight hip flexors can also cause problems. The easiest ones are bridge pose and cobra, I have found these to be a great help and make for a well rounded practi...
Victoria S 10/30 - one third down. That gap isn't QUITE as big as it was to begin with - but still plenty of room for improvement.
If this is not working for you I would recommend replacing the touch you head to your knees with two stretches that involve lying on your back. Back: Slowly pull one knee towards your chest, hold for 30-60 seconds...
Victoria S 6/30 and 7/30; yesterday and today. I have noticed a very tiny improvement just by sticking at this for a week :)
Bob K encouraged this.
You can still do the same stretch by slightly bending the knees so the stretch prioritizes the lower back as opposed to the hamstrings.
I play a lot of netball and run quite a bit Would ideally like stretching to not take up too much time, or to allow for multitasking (reading course books at the same time would be super handy!)
Terry G encouraged this.
Victoria S Day 1/30
Flexibility has never been a strength of mine, so the appeal of this challenge is to see how much I can improve over time. As you can see, I'm ridiculously unflexible...
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!
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