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Leg Stretching Exercises

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Updated November 18, 2010

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Overview

Many people suffer from tight leg muscles. A very common cause of leg tightness is due to the amount of time we spend sitting throughout the work day. As our knees are bent in this position, the muscles that flex the knee joint become used to being in this shortened position.

Tight leg muscles can predispose one to injury during daily and recreational activities as well as contribute to the development of back pain. To prevent this, it is important to perform leg stretching exercises to loosen tight muscles.

Performing daily leg stretches is one activity that should be incorporated into your daily routine. Below, several leg stretches are reviewed. These leg stretching exercises incorporate all the major muscle groups of the lower extremities.

Click on the links below to learn how to stretch your tight leg muscles today.

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