Touching toes is more than an exercise, it is a reliable test of your flexibility. As an exercise, if offers multiple benefits, including the subtle one that in order to progress you need to apply focus, concentration and use your breath. And be patient, because to loosen up, takes practice and time.

What this is good for:

Touching toes exercise fully engages the abdominal wall and helps to tone your abs, trims down your waist, and strengthens your core. This exercise also helps to improve your posture, flexibility, and balance.

How to use practice:

  • There are many ways you can practice, including with equipment, such as bands or even a towel. You can do them standing up, sitting, straight legged or with your legs apart.
  • This is possibly the all-time classic where patience is required, as progress can be slow, and improving your reach can take time. Slow and sure is the key.
  • You will need to practice this exercise very regularly to make progress.
  • Technique is important, as it is easy to move forward into a poor position, risking injury, and doing more harm than good.

Touching Toes
Quadriceps Stretch
Sideways Stretch
Child's Pose