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Personal Exercise Program
Flexibility

Lower Back
Hamstring
Hamstring (Modified)
Hip Flexor Muscle
Quadriceps
Calves
Chest/Biceps
Chest
Upper Back
Triceps
Neck
Side
Triceps Stretch

Reach to the ceiling with one hand, then bend the arm at your elbow and let your lower arm drop behind your head. Grab your elevated elbow with the opposite hand and gently pull the elbow further towards your back. Hold the stretch 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat the 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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