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Stretch of the month: Seated gluteal stretch

Our stretch of the month series aims to show you how to safely work on your aching or over-worked muscles through stretching. Coupled with regular massage, stretching can help warm the body up, reduce the risk of injury, and even calm you down!

This month’s muscle is: The gluteal muscle group

What does this muscle do?

The gluteal muscles are a set of three muscles that make up your buttocks. They let you extend and rotate your hip outward, and help you extend your trunk.

How can it be stretched?

  1. Begin in a seated position with both your legs extended out.
  2. Bend one leg up and cross your foot over your other leg, placing your foot on the ground.
  3. Twist your body towards the leg that is bent and use your opposite arm to press your leg towards your chest feeling a slight stretch.
  4. Maintain good posture by keeping your back straight.
  5. Hold for approximately 30 seconds and then repeat on the other side.


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