These illustrations explain which muscles you’re stretching

Stretching is an important component of any physical fitness program and is very beneficial when it comes to everyday life.

We at Best Creative Ideas would like to share some beautiful illustrations created by a Spanish fitness coach to show you which muscles are affected by different stretches. Please bear in mind that while stretching you should pay attention to your breathing and make sure that the exercises do not cause you any pain. Hold each pose for 10-30 seconds.

Neck extension stretch

  • Muscles stretched: sternocleidomastoid muscles.
  • How to perform: Place your hands on your hips, keep your spine straight, and tilt your head back. For a bigger stretch, you can put your hands on your forehead.

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Adapted from: Óscar Morán Esquerdo
’Enciclopedia de ejercicios de estiramientos’
Illustrated by: Isabel Arechabala
Translated and adapted by Best Creative Ideas

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