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Seated Spread Eagle

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Do not push too far, just until you feel the stretch

Seated Spread Eagle

This exercise stretches your legs and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group

Hamstrings, Calves


1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Calves

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Legs

Starting Position: Sit on the ground with each leg fully extended out to a 45 degree angle in a "V" shape.

  1. 1 Reach your arms straight out in front of you and lean forward as if to touch your nose to the ground, until you feel the stretch in your legs.
  2. 2 Hold for 10 seconds and return to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.