Alex Larsson has recently 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 very easy to use, easy to learn and gives excellent results in a comparatively short time. The videos are split 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 be certain the stretches do not cause any harm to the body during stretching. The stretches are very gentle and do not need any equipment or special skills to perform them. The online video stretching program may be used by people of all ages, even when pregnant as the videos are extremely gentle and effective. The hyperbolic stretching program contains eleven dynamic stretching sessions that 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 the dynamic stretches have been split into two groups namely the upper and the middle body stretches. There’s an optional 30 seconds rest between each of the three stretches. The Middle body stretch 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 buttocks.
The next group of stretching exercises for the body called the lower body stretch challenge also is made up of set of ten exercises called the hamstring stretch. The hamstring stretch is important for increasing the flexibility of the hamstrings because it lengthens the semitendinosus muscle which is found at the back of the thighs. Apart, from stretching out the hamstrings there are other benefits of doing this exercise because it helps to strengthen the calf muscles also called the adductors.
The final 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 in the center of your chest. You need to relax your body and shut 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 moves that have been carefully designed for you to do on your own at home or at your work place. You’ll see many more than that, which you can do at the site below. Just do a search on the internet and you will find a high number of websites where you can find information regarding the latest Stretch Challenge videos and e-books. The great thing about being a 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 find out more about new stretching techniques such as the hip twist and the triangle stretch.
The perfect way to start with your thirty seconds one leg stretch is 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 slowly extending your right leg upwards. Keep your arms straight and repeat for thirty seconds. Another one of the best stretching techniques is the wall vegetable, that was developed by Dan Godfrey. This stretch operates on the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and gluteal muscles.
Bear in mind that dynamic flexibility is important and static stretches should just form a small percentage of your workout, whereas dynamic flexibility is important for everyday activities such as running and lifting weights. Static stretches therefore include lying flat on your back and lifting your knees up to your chest, or bending at the knee while lifting your buttocks. Dynamic flexibility is formed by twisting and moving your joints and muscles without moving them against their natural direction. This type of flexibility is also found in yoga asana and is particularly helpful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.