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’s very easy to use, easy to learn and gives excellent results in a relatively 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 experts to make sure the stretches do not cause any harm to your system during stretching. The stretches are very gentle and do not need any equipment or special skills to perform them. The online video stretching program can be used by individuals of all ages, even when pregnant as the movies are extremely gentle and effective. The hyperbolic stretching program contains eleven dynamic stretching sessions which last thirty minutes each and includes extending and relaxation music.
The eleven dynamic stretches are divided into three distinct groups namely Upper, Middle and Lower body stretches. All of the dynamic stretches are split into two categories namely the upper and the middle body stretches. There is an optional 30 seconds rest between each one 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 2 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 obstacle also is made up of 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 as it helps to strengthen the calf muscles also known as the adductors.
The final group of core exercises that will be included in the stretch challenge include the thirty minutes one leg stretch. For doing this stretch you’ll need to lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. 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 will need to relax your body and close your eyes. You can now gradually 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 are carefully designed for you to do on your own at home or in your work place. You’ll find many more than that, which you can do at the website below. Just do a search on the internet and you’ll find a high number of sites 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 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 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 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 created 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 only form a small percentage of your workout, whereas dynamic flexibility is important 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 at the knee while lifting your hips. Dynamic flexibility is formed by twisting and moving your joints and muscles without moving them against their natural direction. This sort of flexibility is also found in yoga asana and is particularly useful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.