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 containing eleven dynamic stretches designed to help stretch, strengthen and improve flexibility. It’s very easy to use, easy to learn and provides excellent results in a relatively 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 that 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 can be used by people of all ages, even when pregnant as the movies are very gentle and effective. The hyperbolic stretching program contains eleven dynamic stretching sessions that 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 the dynamic stretches have been split into two groups 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 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 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 which is 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 known as the adductors.
The final group of core exercises which will be contained in the stretch challenge include the thirty seconds one leg stretch. For doing this stretch you’ll need 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 in the middle of your chest. You need to relax your body and close your eyes. Now you can slowly and deeply inhale for thirty seconds and exhale for thirty seconds, interchanging this breathing with two counts of five.
These are just some of the available Stretch Challenge stretches which have been carefully designed for you to do on your own at home or in your work place. You’ll see many more than this, which you can do at the site below. Just do a search on the internet and you will find a high number of websites where you can find information regarding the newest 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 like the hip twist and the triangle stretch.
The perfect way to start 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 floor. 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 seconds. Another one of the best stretching techniques is the wall vegetable, which was developed 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 percentage 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 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 very helpful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.