Alex Larsson has recently come out with his most recent product called the 30-Day Flexibility Home Stretching Challenge. The Stretch Challenge is an online video program containing eleven dynamic stretches designed to help stretch, strengthen and enhance flexibility. It is very simple to use, easy to learn and gives excellent results in a relatively short time. The videos are divided into categories like core strength, joint mobility, flexibility, balance and body awareness.
The 8-minute video program has been thoroughly researched by fitness experts and sports specialists to make sure that the stretches do not cause any harm to the body during stretching. The stretches are very gentle and do not require any equipment or special skills to do them. The online video stretching program can be used by individuals of all ages, even if pregnant as the movies are extremely gentle and effective. The hyperbolic stretching program comprises 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 have been divided into two categories namely the upper and the middle body stretches. There is an optional 30 seconds rest between each of the three stretches. The Middle body stretch challenge includes three components namely the forward bend, the backward bend and the one-arm dumbbell row. This is followed by 2 minutes of dynamic stretches for the muscles in the abdomen, lower back and buttocks.
The second 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 located at the back of the thighs. Apart, from stretching out the hamstrings there are other benefits of doing this exercise as it helps to strengthen the calf muscles also known as the adductors.
The final group of core exercises which will be contained in the stretch challenge include the thirty minutes one leg stretch. For doing this stretch you’ll have to lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Your arms should be at a right angle to the body, while your left hand forms a prayer position at the middle of your chest. You will need to relax your body and shut your eyes. You can now slowly and deeply inhale for thirty seconds and exhale for thirty seconds, interchanging this breathing with 2 counts of five.
These are just some of the available Stretch Challenge moves that are carefully designed for you to do on your own at home or at your work place. You will see many more than this, which you can do at the website below. Just do a search online and you will find a large number of websites where you can find information about the latest Stretch Challenge videos and e-books. The excellent 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 best way to begin 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. You will then 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 minutes. Another one of the best stretching techniques is that the wall vegetable, that was created by Dan Godfrey. This stretch works on the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and gluteal muscles.
Remember that dynamic flexibility is important and static stretches should just form a small proportion of your workout, whereas dynamic flexibility is essential for everyday tasks 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 can also be found in yoga asana and is particularly useful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.