Alex Larsson has just 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 is quite easy 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 be certain 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 perform them. The online video stretching program can be used by individuals of all ages, even if pregnant as the movies are very 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 different groups namely Upper, Middle and Lower body moves. All the dynamic stretches have been 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 elongate 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 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 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 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 last group of core exercises that will be contained in the stretch challenge comprise 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 minutes and simmer for thirty seconds, interchanging this breathing with two counts of five.
These are simply some of the available Stretch Challenge stretches which have been 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 site below. Just do a search on the internet and you’ll find a high number of websites where you can find information about the latest Stretch Challenge videos and e-books. The excellent thing about being 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 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. 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 created by Dan Godfrey. This stretch works 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 important for everyday tasks 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 buttocks. Dynamic flexibility is formed by twisting and moving your joints and muscles without moving them against their natural direction. This type of flexibility can also be found in yoga asana and is particularly helpful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.