Breathing should be slow, rhythmic, and under control. Do not hold your breath while stretching. If bending forward, exhale while bending, then breathe slowly as you hold the stretch. If a stretch position inhibits your normal breathing, ease up on the stretch to allow normal breathing.

Fitness Manual Table of Contents
  • Stretching & Flexibility Chapter
  • Strength Training Chapter
  • Stretch Examples Chapter
  • Acknowledgements
  • Appendices