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Tight shoulders lead to tight backs and necks, and make you look like you’re carrying the weight of the world around, which—in case you’re in any doubt—isn’t attractive.

These three shoulder stretches deliver a lot of bang for buck, especially when done together. We won’t sugar coat this, if you’ve been ignoring flexibility in your shoulders these stretches will hurt. They’re the feel-good-after-you-stop kind of stretches. But, hey, if it didn’t hurt, everyone would stretch all the time and you wouldn’t need to read this. The trick is to hold these stretches for as long as you can, without forcing them, and do them regularly. If you stretch it, flexibility will come.

"Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else." Will Rogers

"Usually one’s cooking is better than one thinks it is." Julia Child

"A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it." Albert Einstein

"If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything." Mark Twain

"Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still." Chinese Proverb

"Nothing is to fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task." William James

Complete all tasks and still sneak in a little online yoga.

"There are more pleasant things to do than beat people up." Mohammad Ali

Beat yourself up with a little online yoga

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." Bruce Lee

Here’s a little known fact (judging from the number of people we see trying to stretch their hamstrings by reaching, in vain, for their toes): unless you’re already flexible enough to grab your toes and pull yourself down, a forward bend isn’t going to do that much for you and your hamstrings.

What will help is a progressive, three-part hamstring stretch. Luckily for you, we’ve got one of those right here. It’s designed to isolate your hamstrings, so you can get to them, stretch them, and deepen that stretch. Tight hamstrings can lead to all kinds of problems, including lower back problems, and they can limit your form and performance in other sports—and that sucks. Don’t let your hamstrings limit you. Lengthen them instead.