Alex Larsson has recently 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 help stretch, strengthen and improve flexibility. It’s quite simple 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 the stretches don’t 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 people of all ages, even when pregnant as the movies are very gentle and effective. The hyperbolic stretching program comprises eleven dynamic stretching sessions that last thirty seconds each and includes relaxation and stretching music.
The eleven dynamic stretches are divided into three distinct groups namely Upper, Middle and Lower body moves. All of the dynamic stretches are 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 components namely the forward bend, the backward bend and the one-arm dumbbell row. This is followed by two 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 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 which will be contained in the stretch challenge comprise the thirty seconds one leg stretch. For doing this stretch you’ll have to lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Your arms should be at a perfect 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 close your eyes. You can now gradually and deeply inhale for thirty seconds and exhale for thirty seconds, interchanging this breathing with two 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 in your work place. You will see many more than that, which you can do in the website below. Just do a search online and you’ll find a large 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 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 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. You will then 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 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 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 buttocks. Dynamic flexibility is formed by twisting and moving your joints and muscles without moving them against their natural direction. This sort of flexibility can also be found in yoga asana and is very helpful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.