Staightening my legs
June 23, 2006 5:47 AM Subscribe
How do I straighten my legs?
posted by twine42 to health & fitness (22 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've set myself a challenge - I'll touch my toes before the end of the year. It's stupid, but I've never been able to do it.
I've had my back sorted out and I now bend into a neat right angle, but any more than that and the backs of my legs start hurting. Worse yet, if I sit hard against a wall, I can't actually get my legs straight - and trying hurts.
I think I need to lengthen the tendons in my legs, but I have no idea how. Suggestions?
I know that a balanced exercise regeme would be a better idea, but this stops me doing pilates or touching my toes, and (I think) is the reason I find cycling such hard work. If age matters to the question, I'm 29.