Why this article is different... foam roller (love this for massage AND oversplit), the scissors stretch...I have never seen before, the active leg stretch I thought about myself when seeing a tutorial on doing aerial cartwheels.
How to do a Door Frame Stretch! Great for leg and back flexibility! Slide your leg up the door frame, I would suggest using a sock or cloth to help your leg slide! Your bottom foot can be right next to the frame or farther out depending in your flexibility, farther out is harder and works hyper extensions! Once your up and comfy don't be afraid to push with your arms and play with arm placement! I would be sure to do an ab workout after to help back soreness! (This is me) -brennadearly
This is truly one of the most effective exercises for your legs and glutes. Note the 4 feet positions. Add enough weight that you can only do 10 reps of presses. Start with first feet position shown. Pull navel in to protect your back. Keep weight in heels only and press 10 times. Rest only as long as you need. Now shift weight to toes press for ten. Rest. Repeat for all feet positions. Take all added weight off. Repeat same sequence for 20 reps each moving slightly faster.
Scorpion pose - Iyengar Yoga When practicing scorpion pose with a chair it's important to remember a couple of things. Hands will be wider than normal but the elbows are still shoulder width apart so bring the elbows close together. Push the floor away with your forearms. Broaden through your collarbones, shoulders roll back and down away from your ears. Engage the biceps and triceps. To keep the shoulders in proper rotation think about bringing your armpits in towards you. Keep the legs…
Squats and lunges aren't the only moves that will get your lower body in top form. In this video, Health contributor Tracy Anderson demonstrates 4 exercises that target those tough-to-reach muscles that help you pull in your stomach, boost your backside, and sculpt your thighs. | Health.com