The Best 7th Inning Stretch
Next time you're at a ballgame, use these three tips to get the most out of the 7th inning stretch.
1. You've been sitting for about 2 hours, so take this opportunity to stand. Lean your weight to one side, lift your opposite foot and rotate your ankle in a circle. Go clockwise a few times, then counterclockwise. Repeat with your other leg. This improves circulation in your lower body.
2. You've been looking down and you've probably also been hunched over, so raise your arms straight overhead. Look up at one hand, then at the other. This helps you extend your middle back and loosens your shoulders.
3. Tilt your head so your left ear moves toward your left shoulder and pause, then move your right ear toward your right shoulder and pause. This stretches those neck muscles that may feel cramped from looking in one direction.
Now you're ready to cheer your team on to victory.
About The Author
Sue Falsone – As the Vice President of Performance Physical Therapy and Team Sports, Sue Falsone provides the critical link between therapy and performance. She develops and implements therapy regimens for athletes at Athletes' Performance.