10 Powerful Stretching Exercises

Getting yourself up and moving to begin a workout isn't alway easy. Stretching your body every day will help you to relax, increase your flexibility, reduce lower back pain, and help to manage some other health conditions.

I know that stretching exercises are not your first thought when starting to work out, believe me, I used to be that person that didn’t mind just starting lifting weights without stretching my body, unfortunately, the time passed and now I regret doing that for a long time! I lost flexibility and I had several muscle injuries, just because I didn’t give importance to the stretching exercises. 

So here is my advice: work out or not, stretch your body every day and you will feel different, I promise. 

That is why I show you these basic positions to stretch your body. Hold each stretch for 15-20 seconds and repeat each one two to three times, especially if your muscles and joints feel tight.

Chest & Shoulder Stretching Exercises

Stretching is an important part of any fitness routine, but it’s often overlooked. In this article, I will show you some stretching movements.

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Stretching Exercises

Glute Bridge

If you want to tone and strengthen your glutes, the glute bridge is an exercise you must incorporate into your workout routine.

Standing Quad Stretch

Stretching is an important part of any workout routine, as it helps to increase flexibility and range of motion. One of the most effective stretches for improving mobility in the lower body is the standing quad stretch. 


The Cobra stretch is an essential exercise for flexibility and mobility. It benefits your core, spine, and hips – improving your overall posture.

Hamstring Stretch

Hamstring stretch is an important exercise for improving flexibility and range of motion in the lower body.

Sideways Neck Stretch

Are you looking for a simple stretch that can help relieve tension in your neck and shoulder area? Look no further than the Sideways Neck Stretch! This quick and easy exercise is great for beginners, as it requires minimal equipment and can be done almost anywhere.

Shoulder stretch

Whether you’re looking to improve your posture or reduce shoulder pain, stretching your shoulders can be a great way to achieve these goals.

Side stretch

When it comes to good health and wellness, stretching is one of the most important activities you can do. Side stretching specifically is an excellent form of exercise that can help improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion.

Child’s Pose

Child’s Pose is an incredibly calming and restorative yoga pose that helps to improve posture, reduce stress, and realign the body.

Forward lunge

Many people struggle to find the right exercise for their core and leg muscles. A great exercise that builds strength in both areas is the Forward Lunge.

It’s important to listen to your body each day and take these stretches at your own pace.

PRO TIP: Use a Yoga mat, so you can feel more comfort.

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