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How to do a cobra stretch

4 STEPS

After an intense workout, it’s important to give your muscles a well-deserved stretch. The cobra stretch is a good choice after working on your abdominals. Don’t worry — you got this!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Step

Get into position

Lay on your stomach with your palms facing down and positioned right underneath your shoulders. Keep your legs shoulder-width apart.

Step

Lift your chest

Pushing down with your hands, lift your chest as you exhale. Be sure to keep your hips and the tops of your feet firmly planted on the mat. This should give you a nice stretch in your abdomen.

Step

Lower slowly

Slowly lower your chest back to mat.

Step

Repeat

Repeat slowly for 30 seconds to a minute. If you experience any low-back pain, simply reduce your range of motion.