Baby Boomer Warm-Ups and Stretches
After Your WorkoutChest Stretch
This movement emphasizes mobility and is a great warm-up for your chest muscles.Single Straight-Leg Stretch
This movement strengthens the abdominal muscles by the opposition of keeping the back flat on the floor while changing legs.
Use this movement to strengthen your abs and your lower back. The motion of your arms and the weight of your legs will challenge you to keep your spine in a neutral position through the workout.
Good Stretches for Bad Backs
Try these techniques to prevent back pain.
Originally published on LHJ.com, July 2007.
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