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 enhance flexibility. It is quite easy to use, easy to learn and provides excellent results in a comparatively 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 extensively researched by fitness experts and sports experts to make sure the stretches don’t cause any harm to your system during stretching. The stretches are very gentle and do not require any equipment or special skills to do 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 seconds each and includes extending and relaxation music.
The eleven dynamic stretches are divided into three different groups namely Upper, Middle and Lower body stretches. All of the dynamic stretches have been divided into two categories 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 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 buttocks.
The second 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 because it lengthens the semitendinosus muscle which is 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 final group of core exercises which will be included in the stretch challenge comprise the thirty seconds one leg stretch. For doing this stretch you will need 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 at the center of your chest. You will need to relax your body and close your eyes. You can now slowly and deeply inhale for thirty minutes and simmer for thirty seconds, interchanging this breathing with 2 counts of five.
These are simply a few of the available Stretch Challenge moves that are carefully designed for you to do by yourself at home or at your work place. You will see many more than this, which you can do at the website below. Just do a search online and you will find a high number of sites where you can find information regarding 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 find out more about new stretching techniques such as the hip twist and the triangle stretch.
The best 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 slowly 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 created by Dan Godfrey. This stretch operates on the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and gluteal muscles.
Remember that dynamic flexibility is important and static stretches should only form a small percentage 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 natural direction. This type of flexibility can also be found in yoga asana and is very helpful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.