What’s one of the first things you do in the morning? Get a good stretch in. Then why aren’t you doing that even more? Adding a good stretching routine will help with soreness from working out or sitting at work all day and can increase overall flexibility. As someone who, regardless of 20+ years of playing sports, still has extremely tight hamstrings, stretching has been recommended to me by every physical therapist and sports doctor out there. But it still feels impossible to do. To help out, we’ve rounded up a handful of helpful pieces of equipment that are all low impact and can be easily stored when not in use.
IdealStretch-Original- Hamstring Stretching Device
This contraption helps you get a better stretch in your hamstrings, which can help relieve back pressure and pain. Plus, it targets other tight areas like the IT band and groin.
FIGROL Leg Stretcher Leg Split Stretching Machine
Is teaching yourself how to do the splits part of your bucket list? This machine is designed to help you achieve that with a customizable approach.
The Original Stretch Out Strap with Exercise Book
While it may not look like much, this may be the secret weapon to getting the perfect stretch. It has 10 individual loops and an exercise book to get your limbs...limber.
ProStretch "Blue" Original Calf Stretcher & Foot Rocker
If you have tight calves, shin splints, or just want to keep your legs loose, this is for you. Simply place your foot in the rocker and rock for a full stretch. Just looking at this makes me want to stretch my calves.
Letsfit Resistance Loop Bands
Whether you use these for stretching or incorporate them into your workout, they’re great for adding a little extra. Each color coordinates to the resistance level and can be used anywhere, from arms to legs.
TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller
After a good stretch, roll yourself out on a good foam roller. Your muscles will thank you, even if it feels like they’re yelling at you for putting them through this. I promise.
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