Alex Larsson has just 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’s quite easy to use, easy to learn and provides excellent results in a comparatively short time. The videos are split into categories like 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 extremely gentle and do not require any equipment or special skills to do 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 comprises eleven dynamic stretching sessions which last thirty minutes each and includes relaxation and stretching music.
The eleven dynamic stretches are divided into three different groups namely Upper, Middle and Lower body stretches. All of the dynamic stretches are split into two groups 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 includes three parts 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 hips.
The next group of stretching exercises for your body called the lower body stretch challenge 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 that’s located at the back of the thighs. Apart, from extending the hamstrings there are other benefits of doing this exercise as it helps to strengthen the calf muscles also known as the adductors.
The last group of core exercises that will be included in the stretch challenge include 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 right 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 gradually and deeply inhale for thirty minutes and simmer for thirty seconds, interchanging this breathing with 2 counts of five.
These are simply some of the available Stretch Challenge stretches which are carefully designed for you to do by yourself at home or at your work place. You’ll see many more than this, which you can do in the site below. Just do a search online and you will find a high number of websites where you will find information about the latest Stretch Challenge videos and e-books. The great thing about being a 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 learn more about new stretching techniques like the hip twist and the triangle stretch.
The perfect 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 upward. Keep your arms straight and repeat for thirty minutes. Another one of the best stretching techniques is the wall vegetable, which 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 proportion of your workout, whereas dynamic flexibility is essential 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 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 very helpful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.