Alex Larsson has recently come out with his most recent product called the 30-Day Flexibility Home Stretching Challenge. The Stretch Challenge is an online video program containing eleven dynamic stretches designed to assist stretch, strengthen and enhance 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 such as 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 be certain the stretches do not cause any harm to the body during stretching. The stretches are extremely gentle and do not need any equipment or special skills to do them. The online video stretching program can be used by individuals of all ages, even when pregnant as the videos 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 different groups namely Upper, Middle and Lower body moves. All 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 includes three parts 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 next group of stretching exercises for the 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 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 which will be included 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 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 slowly and deeply inhale for thirty seconds and exhale for thirty seconds, interchanging this breathing with two counts of five.
These are just a few of the available Stretch Challenge stretches which are carefully designed for you to do on your own at home or in your work place. You will find many more than this, which you can do in the website 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 excellent 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 like the hip twist and the triangle stretch.
The best way to start 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 upwards. Keep your arms straight and repeat for thirty minutes. Another one of the best stretching techniques is that the wall vegetable, that was created by Dan Godfrey. This stretch works on the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and gluteal muscles.
Remember that dynamic flexibility is important and static stretches should just form a small percentage of your workout, whereas dynamic flexibility is essential for everyday tasks like 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 normal direction. This type of flexibility is also found in yoga asana and is particularly helpful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.