Sunday, February 11, 2024

Leg Stretches

What exercises should you do if you want to climb a 4,000-meter peak? Well, theoretically you should always be doing something to work your legs. Climbing requires a lot of strength and coordination. There's a lot of pulling with your arms and pushing with your legs involved. So ... for your legs think squats, deadlifts, and lunges. This is something you might struggle with if you're tired. This evening I was pretty well rested when I got in an hour of leg work at the gym. Feel free to push hard but never stop smiling. The good news is that even someone inexperienced like me can still make great progress over time. Endurance and muscle can largely be built simply by working hard. For the maximum hamstring strength you will want to tilt your pelvis forward. Believe me, this will make it harder to touch the ground, but the stretch is more effective. (I learned this from my massage therapist.) 

Alternatively, you can stretch each leg separately like this. 

Well, just a short post that I hope can help you out. As always, if you have recommendations for me or improvements I can make, I'm all ears. And yes, you can do all this stuff from home.

I usually have more words, but I'll keep this blog post minimalist. Have a wonderful evening (even if you're rooting for the 49ers)!