Bend & Stretch on Foam Roller™

Targets obliques and multifidus to resist rotation; hip and knee extensors and flexors; hip adductors


  • Supine (on back) on Foam Roller, imprinted position, hands on Mat. Legs laterally rotated with knees flexed and ankles dorsiflexed (feet flexed).


  • INHALE to prepare
  • EXHALE Extend legs on a diagonal, as low as imprint can be maintained and gently point toes, keeping heels together.
  • INHALE Flex knees and dorsiflex ankles (flex feet).

    Complete 5-8 repetitions alternating sides.

Remember to start your workout with a warmup routine.
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This exercise is an excerpt from the Easy Start Poster included FREE with the purchase of any Foam Roller Deluxe Combo.

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