Tailor Stretching

Tailor-stretching exercise

This exercise stretches the back, hamstrings, and arms. Sit with your back straight, legs about 30 centimetres (12 inches) apart, and feet relaxed outward.

  • Sit on the floor with your back straight, legs about 30 cm (12 in.) apart, and feet relaxed outward.
  • Stretch your hands forward toward your left foot, then sit up.
  • Stretch your hands straight forward, then sit up.
  • Stretch your hands forward toward your right foot, then sit up.
  • Hold each stretch for 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Repeat 2 to 4 times.

Current as ofSeptember 5, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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