Alex Larsson has just come out with his most recent 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 very easy to use, easy to learn and provides 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 experts to be certain the stretches don’t cause any harm to your system during stretching. The stretches are extremely gentle and do not need any equipment or special skills to do them. The online video stretching program may 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 that 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 moves. All of the dynamic stretches are divided into two groups 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 elongate challenge has three components 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 the body called the lower body stretch challenge 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 as it lengthens the semitendinosus muscle which is found at the back of the thighs. Apart, from stretching out the hamstrings there are other benefits of doing this exercise as 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 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 at the center of your chest. You need to relax your body and shut your eyes. You can now slowly and deeply inhale for thirty minutes and simmer for thirty minutes, interchanging this breathing with two counts of five.
These are just some 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 find many more than this, which you can do in the site below. Just do a search online and you’ll find a high number of websites where you can find information regarding 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 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 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 upward. Keep your arms straight and repeat for thirty seconds. Another one of the best stretching techniques is that the wall vegetable, that was developed 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 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 at the knee while lifting your hips. Dynamic flexibility is formed by twisting and moving your joints and muscles without moving them against their normal direction. This sort of flexibility is also found in yoga asana and is very useful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.