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Seated Trunk Twist

A static stretch for the back muscles

Tags: middle school, stretches & strength, static stretches



  1. While seated and with the legs straight out in front, bend your right leg and cross it over your left.
  2. Place your right foot flat on the ground next to your left knee.
  3. Place your left elbow on the outside of your bent knee, gently pushing your leg inward.
  4. Put your right hand on the ground behind your body for stability and gently twist your torso to the right.

Performance Points:

  • Keep your back straight and upright.
  • Relax your shoulders.
  • Keep your supporting arm straight.
  • Avoid leaning back during the twist.
  • Don't overstretch.

Training Specifics:

Duration / Reps: Hold for 30 seconds on each side

When: During the post-workout, cool-down routine


  • Releases tension in the back muscles

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