To promote an understanding of anatomy, have students name the muscles or muscle groups that are stretched during the routine.

Stretching Routine:

  1. Stand and reach for toes. (20 seconds)
  2. Stand and reach for the ceiling. (20 seconds)
  3. Arm circles. (20 seconds)
  4. Holding arms straight out, alternate between making a tight fist and spreading fingers with a flat palm. (20 seconds)
  5. Hold right ankle behind back. (20 seconds)
  6. Hold left ankle behind back. (20 seconds)
  7. Sit down with legs straight out and reach for toes. (20 seconds)
  8. Sit down with legs spread apart and reach forward. (20 seconds)
  9. Sitting down with legs spread apart and reach toward right ankle. (20 seconds)
  10. Sitting down with legs spread apart and reach toward left ankle. (20 seconds)

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