Believe it or not there is a real stretch that is considered the World’s Greatest Stretch.
Sitting for a long period of time can cause tighten muscles, stiffen joints, and cause lower back pain. These amazing stretches are a great way to counter any sedentary time and get back to feeling like you.
World’s Greatest Stretch
This stretch hits multiple muscle groups, including the ankles, calves, hamstrings, quads, glutes, hips, lower back, shoulders, chest, and neck.
- Begin in a straight-arm plank with your hands directly under your shoulders.
- Step your left foot towards the outside of your left hand.
- Tap your left elbow against the inside of your left foot, calf, or knee (this will depend on your mobility). Then, rotate your torso to extend your left arm overhead, reach your fingertips toward the ceiling. Follow with your gaze.
- Reverse the movement to return to plank.
Repeat on the opposite side. Do 8 reps per side.
Fitness experts say that if you only have time for one stretch, this would be the one.
If you have been sitting all day or are warming up before a workout, this stretch will loosen the entire body!