- Sit with the soles of your feet flat against each other.
- Hold your ankles, with your elbows gently pressing your knees toward the floor.
- Lean forward, lowering your chest toward your feet until you feel your inner thighs stretch.
- 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.