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Good Form: A four-legged flexibility aid

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Here's an easy "feel-good" flexibility move that you can incorporate into your workout routine when your legs or hips feel tight or sore. Make sure the chair you use is sturdy and stable and is on a non-slip surface.

Stand facing a non-rolling chair with you hands on your hips and your toes forward. Place your right foot on the seat of the chair.

Keep your back straight as you lean forward and rest your hands on top of the chair's back rest. Be sure to keep your left heel on the floor as you bend your right knee slightly and press your pelvis toward the chair. Settle your body weight over both heels and concentrate on feeling the stretch in the back of your upper and lower legs as well as in the front of your left hip.

Voight is the creator of a line of fitness DVDs including "Full Body Stretch" and "Ballet BodySculpt."

karen@karenvoight.com

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