At the end of your workout routine it's important to stretch the hamstring muscles in the backs of your thighs. With this move, you'll get an extra stretch in your calves and your back as well. Using a pair of yoga blocks will make it easier to balance and more comfortable to practice the move.
Rest your knees on a flat, padded surface or mat. Place each hand on a yoga block positioned directly below your shoulders. Stretch your left leg out in front of you, balancing on your left heel and right knee. Inhale as you lift your chest and lengthen your back.
Voight is the creator of a line of fitness DVDs, including "Full Body Stretch" and "Ballet BodySculpt."
Good form: Finish your workout with a stretch
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