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What are some leg stretches?

The legs should be included in any flexibility program because they are what initiates functional movement and will also dictate how forces are transmitted and produced through the entire kinetic chain. To stretch the legs you stretch all of the major muscle groups. Here are some of the best leg stretch exercises:

  • standing hip flexor stretch
  • standing hamstring stretch
  • supine piriformis stretch
  • static calf stretch

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