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80 20. The Karate Stance Hip Flexor Stretch . 82 21. The Karate Stance Groin Stretch . . 84 22. The Seated Groin Stretch . . . . . 86 23. The Calf Stretch . . . . . . . . 89 24. The Shin and Instep Stretch . . . . 91 24 Slowly bend forward as far as it is comfortable for you. No need to get ambitious yet. Keep your knees locked or close to it and your weight balanced between your toes and your heels. Keep your head down and do not look up at all for the duration of the stretch.

76 c) seated on the floor. . . . . . 77 18. The Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch . . 78 19. The Lunge Hip Flexor Stretch . . . 80 20. The Karate Stance Hip Flexor Stretch . 82 21. The Karate Stance Groin Stretch . . 84 22. The Seated Groin Stretch . . . . . 86 23. The Calf Stretch . . . . . . . . 89 24. The Shin and Instep Stretch . . . . 91 24 Slowly bend forward as far as it is comfortable for you. No need to get ambitious yet. Keep your knees locked or close to it and your weight balanced between your toes and your heels.

A ligament that has been subjected to excessive stretching undergoes microtears, gets scarred up, elongated, and weakened: a so-called plastic deformity. A stretched ligament means a loose and unstable joint just waiting for a severe injury. Or osteoarthritis; joint hypermobility leads to degenerative changes in the cartilage padding the joint. How can you tell if you are stretching a ligament? If you feel discomfort or pain in the joint, you are probably doing it. For example, your hamstrings meet their tendons a few inches above your knees.

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