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10 Fat-Burning Stretches You Should Do at Home


Many of us feel that the best way to lose weight is to engage in rigorous aerobic workouts. Flexibility exercises, on the other hand, will help with metabolism, blood circulation, and even muscle growth! Stretching and some yoga poses will help you lose weight if you do them on a regular basis. Stretching can also be a simple first step toward a more strenuous exercise routine.

Bright Side has compiled a list of weight-loss-friendly stretching exercises.

Why are these exercises so effective?
They burn calories for starters. Perhaps not as many as in an active aerobics class, but certainly more than if you sat still.

2. They help to boost metabolism. Many of these poses help to keep the digestive system in check.

3. They help to relieve tension. When the body is tired, it tends to store fat, making it more difficult to lose weight. Gentle stretching, on the other hand, keeps you relaxed and healthy.

4. They help you gain muscle mass. Each of these poses engages different muscle groups, which aids in the development of a stronger body.

9. Taking a step forward on one leg



Working the hamstrings is a good idea. Start with one foot in front of the other in these positions. Bring your hands to your hips and begin to bend from the hips while holding your back straight. Replace one foot in front of the other and repeat the exercise.

10. Supported side bends

Abdominal external oblique muscles and lats are highlighted muscles. Slowly force your hips out to the side while keeping your shoulders externally rotated, keeping your spine long. Rep the exercise on the other side. If you have lower back pain, stay away from these stretches.

Stretching of the glutes



Highlighted Muscles: Work the glutes. Begin by bringing your leg to your chest and externally rotating your hip while holding your spine straight. Rep with the opposite leg.

Butterfly Pose No. 12

The adductors are highlighted in this stretch. Begin by bringing the soles of your feet together and sitting tall across your sit bones in a seated position. Increase the difficulty of this stretch by applying pressure to your knees with your hands.

The closer your feet are to your body, the more your groin muscles can stretch. To release your back muscles, bring your feet closer to your hips and slowly round your upper body.

13. Pose of a sitting pigeon



Working the anterior tibialis is a good idea. Begin by sitting in a comfortable position with your feet in front of you. As you externally move your hip and put one foot above your knee, bring one hand behind you. Slowly lean forward, initiating the movement by hinging at the hips, to maximize the stretch on your hip. Reverse the process on your left leg.

14. Forward bend while sitting

Working the posterior muscles, hamstrings, and calves are the muscles to focus on. Hold your legs straight and together while you sit on the concrete. Slowly bend your upper body forward while keeping your legs pressed to the floor.

15. Twist in the spine



Glutes and External Obliques are the muscles that are highlighted. This is an excellent stretch for those suffering from Sciatica. Lay down on the ground. Bend your right knee and cross your body with your left leg. To increase the stretch, gently press with your side. Rep with the opposite leg.

Broad Forward Fold (#16)

Abductor muscles and hamstrings are illustrated muscles. This is an excellent exercise for stretching the abductors and hamstrings while also opening the hips. Sit on the floor and spread your legs out as far as you can. Keep your legs on the floor and don't bend your knees. Bend over and bring your upper body after them by running your arms over your shins.

Pose of a child



The Latissimus Dorsi muscle is highlighted. Get down on your hands and knees and slowly roll your hips backward, attempting to hit the ground with your forehead.

Stretch the hip flexors.

Psoas, iliacus, quadratus lumborum, and piriformis are the muscles highlighted. Begin by bending half-kneeling. You can feel a stretch in the front of your hip as you slowly bring your right hip forward. To increase the stretch on your Hip Flexors, grab your back foot and pinch your back glut.

Remember to breathe normally and that stretching should not be painful. Each place should be held for 10 to 30 seconds.

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