Stretching And Warm Up Exercises
For Sports, Work & Exercise Routines
Get your body and your mind ready with simple, quick stretching and warm up exercises for sports, exercise routines, running, walking, dancing, martial arts, work, home or school. In fact, these classic Chinese exercises can be applied to almost any physical or mental activity or situation where you want to:
- Enhance your blood circulation
- Warm up & limber your muscles and joints
- Prevent injury
- Reduce tension
- Calm your mind
- Concentrate on a task or goal
Included here are stretching illustrations showing exercises that target major muscle groups and body areas, guides to massaging powerful acupressure points that enhance your performance and general health, and lists of benefits and tips. All the exercises on this site are safe and easy to do, however you should check with your health professional before starting or changing any exercise routine.
Stretching and Warm Up Exercises:
Starting with your spine, these exercises target major body areas, particularly your back and legs, which, according to traditional Chinese medicine, are the most important areas requiring regular loosening and limbering exercise.
Stretching Exercises For Runners:
If you're a runner or jogger or you play a running sport, doing regular exercises to limber and strengthen your lower back, hips, thighs, knees, calves and ankles not only prevents injury, it improves your performance.
Stretching Exercises For Walkers:
Fitness and leisure walkers also benefit from regular exercises to stretch and strengthen their lower back, leg muscles and joints.
Stretching Exercises For Martial Arts:
Includes exercises for warming up, limbering and strengthening your back, neck, hips, thighs, knees and ankles, and acupressure and massage techniques.
Stretching Exercises For The Workplace:
These exercises focus on the eyes, neck, shoulders, back, legs and feet. Do them before, during and/or after work.