GB - Straight Leg Closer
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Start Stretch HerePosition One
Straight Leg Closer - Starting Stretch Position
Stretching happens throughout the movement, not just at the end position.
Continuously resist while moving from position one into position two.
End Stretch HerePosition Two
Straight Leg Closer - Ending Stretch Position
Continue to resist in position two. You won’t get a stretch without resistance.
Stretching without resistance can lead to injury.

Getting Into Position

Lie on your back. Straighten both legs and lift them up into the air. Place both hands on the outside of each knee.

Resistance Flexibility Training

Begin in position one and resist while moving into position two.

Start with both legs opened wide, out to the side. Continuously, push both of your legs out to the side, away from each other, as you use your arms to overcome the force of your legs, bringing them in toward each other. Cross each leg above and below as you bring them together, if you want more range.

Resistance Strength Training

Begin in position two and resist while moving into position one.

Start with both legs together, or crossed. Continuously push both legs out to the side, away from each other, as you resist with your arms to slow down the movement of your legs.


Natural breathing is the best way to breathe when Resistance Stretching. Your body knows how to breathe, you simply have to let it show you. Learn more...


This type of stretch can help to increase the flexibility and strength of the muscles on the lateral side of your hips, legs, feet, torso, neck, and head. They can also improve the health of your gall bladder, ligaments, improve fat metabolism, and your ability to turn right or left. Psychologically, this type of stretch can help to increase your decision-making, advocacy, devotion, and dismantle dependency problems.

This meridian muscle group is associated with the following high psychological trait...
Decision Making
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