Before we jump into chest, let's wrap up the legs focus we had last week. After really working those legs, you will need a good stretch, and this is one of my favorites. By using the bands, you can feel how much more effective the stretch is as compared to your usual moves.


While lying on your side, loop one band around your outside foot. Wrap the band around your shoulder and grasp the free end in hand.

Slowly pull the band forward, forcing your thigh backward.

Tips and variations

- Breath regularly as you slowly relieve the stiffness and relax your quadriceps

- Straighten your leg to engage your hip flexor

- Lay on your stomach and try a similar move, pulling the band over your head instead of over your shoulder