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This exercise stretches the back, hamstrings, and arms. Sit with your back straight, legs about 12 inches (30 centimeters) apart, and feet relaxed outward.

  1. Sit on the floor with your back straight, legs about 12 inches apart, and feet relaxed outward.
  2. Stretch your hands forward toward your left foot, then sit up.
  3. Stretch your hands straight forward, then sit up.
  4. Stretch your hands forward toward your right foot, then sit up.
  5. Hold each stretch for 15 to 30 seconds.
  6. Repeat 2 to 4 times.
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Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as of July 23, 2012

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