Make these stretches a part of your gymnastics stretching routine

Make these stretches a part of your gymnastics stretching routine

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Make these stretches a part of your gymnastics stretching routine. Since gymnasts require a great deal of flexibility, you can benefit from adding new stretches to your routine. These stretches target different muscle groups so you can maintain a limber body all over. Along with that, using them is also good because it helps prevent injuries. 1. Ankle Stretches This is good to have in a gymnastics stretching routine because your ankles are the foundation of your body. In order to do this stretch, you will need to rotate your ankles. This is done by pointing your toes and drawing imaginary circles with your foot. Do this clockwise five times and counterclockwise another five times. Then, repeat the process using your other foot. 2. Bridge Stretch This should be part of your gymnastics stretching routine because it stretches your abdominal muscles, shoulders and back. In order to do it, you will need to be in the bridge position. This is done by extending your arms and legs and placing your body in an arched position towards the ceiling. Make sure not to bend your
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