Mr. Diabetes® Home Fitness Program – Butterfly Stretch

This stretch looks simple, but don’t let that fool you; There’s a lot
going on, here.

Sit on the floor with your back straight.  Bring your legs in so that the soles of your feet are flat to each other. Leaning forward grasp both feet in both of your hands and hold firmly.  Your forearms are now resting on the inside of the calves of your legs and your elbows are resting on your inner thighs.  Your knees are raised several inches from the floor.

With your head raised and looking forward press your forearms against your inner calves and your elbows against your inner thighs, thus pressing your knees toward the floor. 

Do NOT bounce – only a slow deliberate stretch.  To avoid injury, Do NOT allow anyone to help your stretch by standing on your knees.  Also, to avoid injury, do NOT allow anyone to help your stretch by pushing on your back.

[VIDEO Butterfly Stretch]

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Andy Mandell – Mr. Diabetes®

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