Lee Zohlman shows more general stretches you should really take the time to learn.
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Five exhale bring the forehead up into the knees and up. Three, let’s hold this stretch for another five seconds, four, three, two, one, three, and the head back, and release only the right leg we are going to keep the left knee into the chest and you are going to feel a little bit more isolated hamstring stretch. We are going to keep the left knee into the chest feeling the stretch through the glute and through the hamstring. And from here we are going to wrap the hands underneath the left knee, and we are going to extend the left leg straight up, as straight as you can and pulling a little bit to feel a good hamstring stretch. And let the leg down again, let’s bring the knee into the chest. And we now are going to do a crossover stretch. Drop the left arm to the side, grab the knee and bring it over to the right side while you look at to the left side and you'll feel great stretch for any golfers out there or swimmers, this is a great torso stretch that allows you bring the left knee rather over, and let’s just hold with that. And from here you are going extend your left leg straight out again try to bring your toe down to the ground. It might be a little bit challenging. Do your best, let’s hold it there. This is a great step for the left glute, and we are going to hold it there another five seconds a nice steep one here, four, three, two, one release, and we are coming back with the knee into the chest. And now we are going to go to the opposite side. So we are going to bring the left leg straight out to the opposite side extending straight up, and we are going to hold this stretch for about ten seconds. This is great for the inner thigh muscles, we are going to hold here another seven, six, deep breath, stay relaxed, drop your hips into the sand, four, three, two, one. Good we are going to bring the knee back into the chest and now this is getting a little fancy here. We are going to cross the left foot over the right knee, and slowly grab the right knee and pull in and you'll feel a great stretch deep in the hip and just stay right here for another ten, nine, eight, seven, six, good five, four, three, two, one, and release. We are going to come back into a regular length position where the legs are straight up, the arms are down by the side. Now we are going to switch now to the other side. So let’s start by bringing the right knee into the chest and you want to breath through this, breath through this, bring the right knee in stretching out the hamstring muscles, maybe just got back from playing tennis, and you really have to stretch your legs out. It’s a great one for the right side, we bring this in. And now we are going to do a little bit deeper hamstring stretch, we are going to bring the leg straight up grabbing behind the knee, pulling the leg straight into the body. It should be a comfortable stretch that you shouldn’t feel a lot of pain pulling in the back of the knee. Four, three, two, one, break the legs or release a little bit, bend the knee, bring the knee into the chest. And now we are going to do our crossover stretch with the right leg. So we are going to crossover that torso stretch, it’s great for golfers, great for all athletes looking out towards the right side, good. The good stretch right here through the torso, through the obliques, and we are going to extend the leg out straight from this position, straight from this position good, good for the hamstring and IT Band. Pull your big toe towards your nose for a little bit deeper stretch, hold there for five, four, three, keeping this leg nice and straight, two, one, bend the knee, come back to center, back to your knee to your chest. We're going to pull the knee back into the chest, and now we have to go out from the sides, we have to extend all the way out and hit the inner thigh muscles. We have some flexible people here, some good athletes. This is a great way to really stretch out those inner growing muscles, we are going to hold it here for anot