4 Strength Exercises That Boost Flexibility

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Pull-Ups

Think about it — even just hanging from a pull-up bar stretches your shoulders while enhancing grip and forearm strength. When you add the immense upper-body strength training benefits of performing an actual pull-up, with the added pull of gravity when you move through a full range of motion, you’re pretty much primed for the perfect double-duty strength-and-flexibility exercise. Just don’t short-change yourself here by shortening your range of motion to eke out more reps. If you can’t perform a standard pull-up using full range of motion, go ahead and do a modified version using a band or an assisted pull-up machine

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