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Maybe the greatest workout book ever...

5500+ books

We’re hardly talking Harry Potter sales figures here but I’m still super happy that my book has sold more than 5500 copies up to date.

You can pick up a copy at most online bookstores for as cheap as $11.94.
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Now back to chilling in the sun
Joakim

Maybe the greatest workout book ever...

Maybe the greatest workout book ever…

illustration how to stretch inner thighs in bed

Stretch inner thighs in bed

illustration how to stretch inner thighs in bed
Mel is stretching her inner thighs and groin region in bed after a long day at work.

Flexible inner thighs are good for general mobility and will help for running, walking, swimming, biking etc. The purpose of the muscles in your inner thighs, called adductors, is to pull your legs together. The adductors are engaged but squeezing your legs together.

This is one of the easiest inner thigh and groin stretches you can do and it’s perfect to do in bed just before going to sleep at night.

HOW:
Lay on your back in bed and put the soles of your feet together while bending your legs. Gently open up your legs by pressing your knees out to the sides. You can adjust the stretch to fit your agility level by positioning your feet close or far away from you. It’s easier with your feet further away. If needed, you can place your hands on your thighs to add a bit of extra pressure. Hold the position for the desired amount of time and then repeat.

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illustration of woman stretching on a chair

Seated side stretch – easy and effective office stretch

illustration of woman stretching on a chair
Nel is doing a seated side stretch to loosen some tension she has built up after having been stuck in an office chair all day.

The purpose of the side stretch is to target the muscles between the ribs and the hip, which can get tensed after having spent a lot of time sitting down, or slept on a too soft madras. Another reason can be that one of your legs are slightly shorter than the other. This is an easy stretch exercise you can do both standing up and sitting down.

HOW:
Sit straight and tense your abs slightly. Raise your right arm above your head and slowly lean to the left until you feel tension on your side. It’s ok to bend your arm to get deeper into the stretch. Don’t lift your butt from the chair or lean forward or backward. Hold the position for the desired amount of time and then switch to the other side.

Variation:
You can also do this the side stretch while standing up. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and raise your right arm above your left and slowly lean into the stretch. Hold the position for the desired amount of time and then switch to the other side.

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