- Sit on the floor with your feet together and legs straight.
- Grab your ankles and lean forward, trying to touch your forehead to the tops of your legs.
- Hold the stretch 10 to 15 seconds.
Stretching makes your muscles and joints flexible, preventing injuries, and stopping your muscles from cramping. Flexibility also allows you to move your muscles through their full range of motion. That helps you jump higher, reach further, and run faster.