Alex Larsson has just come out with his latest product called the 30-Day Flexibility Home Stretching Challenge. The Stretch Challenge is an online video program comprising eleven dynamic stretches designed to assist stretch, strengthen and improve flexibility. It’s quite simple to use, easy to learn and gives excellent results in a comparatively short time. The videos are divided into categories such as core strength, joint mobility, flexibility, balance and body awareness.
The 8-minute video program has been extensively researched by fitness experts and sports specialists to make sure the stretches do not cause any harm to your system during stretching. The stretches are very gentle and do not require any equipment or special skills to perform them. The online video stretching program may be used by people of all ages, even if pregnant as the movies are very gentle and effective. The hyperbolic stretching program contains eleven dynamic stretching sessions which last thirty minutes each and includes relaxation and stretching music.
The eleven dynamic stretches are divided into three distinct groups namely Upper, Middle and Lower body moves. All of the dynamic stretches are divided into two categories namely the upper and the middle body stretches. There’s an optional 30 seconds rest between each one of the three stretches. The Middle body elongate challenge has three parts namely the forward bend, the backward bend and the one-arm dumbbell row. This is followed by two minutes of dynamic stretches for the muscles in the abdomen, lower back and hips.
The second group of stretching exercises for your body called the lower body stretch challenge also consists of a set of ten exercises called the hamstring stretch. The hamstring stretch is essential for increasing the flexibility of the hamstrings as it lengthens the semitendinosus muscle that’s located at the back of the thighs. Apart, from extending the hamstrings there are other advantages of doing this exercise because it helps to strengthen the calf muscles also known as the adductors.
The last group of core exercises which will be included in the stretch challenge comprise the thirty minutes one leg stretch. For doing this stretch you will have to lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Your arms should be at a perfect angle to the body, while your left hand forms a prayer position at the center of your chest. You will need to relax your body and close your eyes. Now you can slowly and deeply inhale for thirty seconds and exhale for thirty minutes, interchanging this breathing with two counts of five.
These are just a few of the available Stretch Challenge stretches which are carefully designed for you to do by yourself at home or in your work place. You will find many more than this, which you can do at the website below. Just do a search on the internet and you will find a large number of sites where you will find information regarding the latest Stretch Challenge videos and e-books. The great thing about being part of a Facebook group is that you have the ability to interact with others who share the same interest with you. You also get to learn more about new stretching techniques such as the hip twist and the triangle stretch.
The best way to start with your thirty seconds one leg stretch would be to lie flat on your back on the floor with your legs together and feet flat on the ground. Then you will bend at the knee and lift your upper body up while gradually extending your right leg upwards. Keep your arms straight and repeat for thirty seconds. Another one of the best stretching techniques is that the wall vegetable, that was developed by Dan Godfrey. This stretch operates on the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and gluteal muscles.
Remember that dynamic flexibility is important and static stretches should just form a small percentage of your workout, whereas dynamic flexibility is essential for everyday activities like running and lifting weights. Static stretches therefore include lying flat on your back and lifting your knees up to your chest, or bending in the knee while lifting your hips. Dynamic flexibility is formed by twisting and moving your joints and muscles without moving them against their normal direction. This type of flexibility is also found in yoga asana and is very helpful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.