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 assist stretch, strengthen and enhance flexibility. It is quite easy 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 be certain the stretches don’t cause any harm to the body during stretching. The stretches are very gentle and do not require any equipment or special skills to perform them. The online video stretching program can be used by people 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 seconds each and includes extending and relaxation music.
The eleven dynamic stretches are divided into three different groups namely Upper, Middle and Lower body moves. All of the dynamic stretches are split into two categories 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 hips.
The next group of stretching exercises for the body called the lower body stretch obstacle also consists of a set of ten exercises known as 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 extending the hamstrings there are other advantages of doing this exercise as 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 include the thirty seconds 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 middle of your chest. You need to relax your body and shut your eyes. You can now gradually and deeply inhale for thirty seconds and exhale for thirty minutes, interchanging this breathing with 2 counts of five.
These are just some of the available Stretch Challenge stretches which are carefully designed for you to do on your own at home or at your work place. You will see many more than that, which you can do in the website below. Just do a search on the internet and you will find a high number of websites where you can find information about the newest Stretch Challenge videos and e-books. The great thing about being part of a Facebook group is that you are able to interact with others who share the same interest with you. You also get to find out more about new stretching techniques like 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 minutes. Another one of the best stretching techniques is the wall vegetable, that was developed 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 percentage 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 sort of flexibility is also found in yoga asana and is very helpful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.