Stretching & Flexibility/flexibility


I am overweight and very In flexible. I can move my left leg wtih no problem. But I can't seem to move the right leg even enough to put my socks on. I have trouble lifting my legs high enough to run just across the street.

Could you possibly offer some easy and short exericies to fix that? I am trying to loose weight but its way easier said than done.


Hi Joyce,

Thanks for your inquiry. It's a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial.

There are a few stretching video on our website to help you get started. Click on the link below and then try the Hamstrings, Hips and Buttocks stretch videos to start with...

Other than that, you would probably benefit from contacting one of the weight loss experts on this site.

I hope the above has been helpful. For more information on stretching, flexibility and sports injury management, visit Injury Fix.

Brad Walker
Founder & CEO
Injury Fix and
The Stretching Institute

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Brad Walker (The Stretch Coach)


I'm more than happy to answer any questions relating to stretching, flexibility and sports injury management. Including how to use stretching to improve your athletic performance, prevent sports injury and aid in the recovery of sports injury.


I'm an internationally recognized stretching and sports injury consultant with more than 20 years of practical experience in the health and fitness industry. I'm also the founder of the Stretching Institute and

Sports Medicine Australia

I've written 5 books on stretching, flexibility and sports injury, including... The Stretching Handbook (ISBN: 978-0958109338), The Anatomy of Stretching (ISBN: 978-1556435966) and The Anatomy of Sports Injuries (ISBN: 978-1556436666). Plus, I've had numerous articles published at, and

I'm a health science graduate of the University of New England, with post graduate accreditation's in athletics, swimming and triathlon coaching. I've worked with elite level and world champion athletes and I've lectured for Sports Medicine Australia on sports injury prevention and treatment.

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I've worked as assistant coach to Miles Stewart (World Champion Triathlete) and Mick Doohan (World 500cc Motorcycle Champion). Plus I've worked with countless other athletes from sports as diverse as roller-skating, squash, and cycling.

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