Riding Stretch

Stretch routine for horse back riders to increase flexibility.

Exercises:

  • Gluteus stretch leaned forward

    gluteus stretch leaned forward

    Start from a kneeling position, place one knee in front of the body and support using your hands and arms. Keep back leg stretched straight back and press the hip towards the ground.

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  • Standing shoulders and chest stretch

    standing shoulders and chest stretch

    Fold your hands behind your back, tighten your abdominal muscles and press chest forward. Keep the shoulders back move the hands and arms away from your body to stretch the chest and shoulder muscles.

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  • Deep calf stretch

    deep calf stretch

    Start from a kneeling position and sit back towards your heels with your bottom and place one foot into the floor so that your toes line up with the knee that is in the ground. Place your body weight on the sole of the foot and stamp down the heel. Lean forward, lift the buttocks from the heels, think that the knee of the stretching leg should move slightly forward and down, without the heel leave the ground.

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  • Squated adductores stretch

    squated adductores stretch

    Start in standing position with legs wide apart, aligning knees and feet 45 degrees outward and sit back just as you do when you squat. Lean forward upper body with your back straight and place elbows on your thighs, pressing them lightly out with forearms to intense the stretch.

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  • Kneeling quadriceps stretch

    kneeling quadriceps stretch

    Start from a kneeling position and stride forward, get down with the rear leg knee against the ground, place lower part of the thigh on ground. Grasp the ankle and move heel towards the rear. Press hips to the ground and tighten buttocks.

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  • Kneeling hip stretch

    kneeling hip stretch

    Stand on you knees, stride forward with one leg and place the heel beneath the knee. Keep front knee behind your toes throughout the exercise. Fold in the tail and stretch your body upwards. Press the hip forward on the back leg.

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  • Hamstrings standing

    hamstrings standing

    Bend forward slowly with your back straight, bend the the legs while leaning forward upper body and then stretch legs slowly and in control when upper body hanging down. Avoid Bend forward slowly with your back straight, avoid hyperextending the knee joints.

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  • Back twist stretch

    back twist stretch

    Stand with feet wide apart, sit back with knees and feet pointing outwards. Sit back and place the hands on your knees. Rotate upper body and turn one shoulder in the direction of other side's knee.

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Riding Stretch is 1 of 60 stretch routines in Poworkout Stretch. Available for iPhone and iPad.

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