Cross Body Stretch

Cross Body Stretch

The muscle from your hips through to your rib cage does a great job of acting like a “seat belt.” It will spasm to prevent further injury.

To get some length back in there, the easiest way to do this is:

  • While you’re lying down on your back
  • Pull your leg over gently while holding your leg with your hand
  • Opposite hand is straight out on the floor with palm up towards ceiling
  • Keep breathing through this stretch because the movement of your diaphragm will increase the stretch
  • If you can, look back towards the hand on the floor- great
  • Ideally hold it for 60 secs and get that length back through the middle
  • Make sure to do both sides

How did this stretch work for you?

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