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Personal Exercise Program

Lower Back
Hamstring (Modified)
Hip Flexor Muscle
Upper Back
Calves Stretch CalvesCalves

Standing, and holding on to something for balance in front of you, bring one leg behind you and place the heel of this foot on the ground. Gently, lean forward to increase the stretch in the calf of this rear leg. Hold the stretch 20 to 30 seconds. Nest, slightly bend the rear leg while keeping the heel on the ground. Hold this position 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat this stretch on the opposite side.

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Not all exercises or diets are suitable for everyone. Before you begin this program, you should have permission from your doctor to participate in vigorous exercise and change of diet. If you feel discomfort or pain when you exercise, do not continue. The instructions and advice presented are in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling. The creators, producers, participants and distributors of this site disclaim any liability or loss in connection with the exercise and advice provided here.

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