Mark H Stretching has always been a thing of getting away with the least possible, I've been trying to stretch my legs more as I've been doing a lot of squats, so If I didn't stretch my toes just get further away.
Being able to touch your toes is a sign of decent flexibility in your hamstrings, calves and back. However, being able to hold this position for an extended period of time demonstrates even better flexibility, as your muscles will re-contract if you do not have the required level of flexibility.
If you attempt and fulfill the following, you have completed the challenge: Sit down with legs straight, bend forwards and touch both feet. Hold for 30 seconds.
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“I put the ease of this down to the yoga I used to practice regularly. Don't give up though, you'd be surprised how quickly even the stiffest body can get it :)”
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Aija M encouraged this.
Clare H I'll be doing this stretch every day, aiming to get my forehead on my thighs. Really works the hamstrings without weights.
Clare H Will start this one tonight, it'll be a good addition to the stretching sections of the 10 minute workout :)
Kevin G encouraged this.
Claire L Your muscles are more flexable when already warm so if this is difficult maybe try at the end of your work out, good luck!
Julia H I'm not there yet, but I can tell I'm making progress. Pilates/yoga and PiYo is helping (not to mention I practice)
Julia H I've been taking yoga, pilates and piyo in the hopes all that stretching will help. It still hurts. I can grab my toes, but can't stay there long.
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!