This Guide Shows Which Muscles You Work When You're Stretching

This Guide Shows Which Muscles You Work When You're Stretching

Ever wonder what's going on in your body when you stretch? This series of images gives more than a skin-deep view of which muscles are targeted by common stretches and yoga poses. These images also give you insight into moves that don't quite feel like what your gym buddy or yoga teacher describes. For example, in the lunge above, when you get deep enough into the stretch you'll feel it in both your thigh and a deeper, hard-to-describe spot. It's hard to put into words, but the picture makes it crystal clear.

The images were created by Vicky Timón and James Kilgallon. See the full set at the link below.

36 Pictures to See Which Muscle You're Stretching [Be Young Be Green]


Comments

    That first image doesn't show the shin muscle/ligament stretching. As someone who suffers from shin splints, this is an important area to stretch for me, although it's better value if you pull from closer to the toes.

    It doesn't open for me, just a DNS error :(

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