Stretching tip: Lunge with upper body twist

It is time for the Twin Cities Orthopedics' Tips from the Pros. Up now, May's Tip #4:  The Lunge with upper body twist stretch.

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Your mid back rotation has a large impact on ease and symmetry of hip motion for leg extensions. Give this stretch a try to improve your symmetry.

Begin in a left low lunge with square hips. Remember to actively lengthen through your back leg.

Clasp your hands together at the center of your chest. Rotate your ribs to place the back of your right upper arm on the outside of your left shin. Try to keep your shoulder blades back and down, so your shoulders stay open.

Try to hold for 30 seconds then repeat on the other side.

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This article was written by Twin Cities Orthopedics’ Dance Medicine providers for educational purposes. It is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any medical condition.

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