Five Gardening Stretches For Fitness

 

Introduction

Five gardening stretches for fitness is our topic of the day! Gardening is a great form of recreational exercise and can very rewarding mentally, physically and stomachally (lol)! Oftentimes, we take gardening for granted in that we do not think we can get hurt. However, I am sure we know someone who has hurt his or her back while gardening. Here are five gardening stretches for fitness that you can do to make sure you do not get injured while gardening.

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Stretch #1:

The first of the five gardening stretches for fitness is a stretch for the back of your legs. The back of your leg muscle is called the hamstring. One of this muscle’s job is to help you stand from a bent over position. As a result, you want to make sure it is ready to move. I recommend 1-2 sets of 30-45 second holds for this stretch.

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Stretch #2:

The second of the five gardening stretches for fitness is a stretch for your stomach muscle called the rectus abdominus. This muscle helps your spine to straighten from a bent over position. As a result, you want to make sure it is ready to move. I recommend 1-2 sets of 30-45 second holds for this stretch.

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Stretch #3:

The third of the five gardening stretches for fitness is a stretch for one of your hip muscles called the TFL/psoas. This muscle helps your hips to bend and your legs to turn in or out from a bent over position. As a result, you want to make sure it is ready to move. I recommend 1-2 sets of 30-45 second holds for this stretch.

 

Stretch #4:

The fourth of the five gardening stretches for fitness is a stretch for another one of your hip muscles and low back called the psoas and erector spinae muscles. These muscles help your hips and spine to straighten and stabilize from a bent over position too. As a result, you want to make sure it is ready to move. I recommend 1-2 sets of 30-45 second holds for this stretch.

 

Stretch #5:

The fifth of the five gardening stretches for fitness is a stretch for your lateral (side) muscle that is called the quadratus lumborum . These muscles also help your hips and spine to straighten laterally from a bent over position. As a result, you want to make sure it is ready to move. I recommend 1-2 sets of 30-45 second holds for this stretch.

Conclusion

Gardening is a great recreational form of exercise. Besides the food and plant benefits from you get from it, you also get psychological benefits. To avoid injuries, the five gardeneing stretches for fitness that I have provided should be done prior to and after gardening. Let us help you with these stretches by signing up for a FREE consultation TODAY!

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