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 containing eleven dynamic stretches designed to assist stretch, strengthen and enhance flexibility. It’s quite 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 experts to make sure that the stretches do not cause any harm to the body during stretching. The stretches are very gentle and do not need any equipment or special skills to perform them. The online video stretching program may be used by people of all ages, even when pregnant as the movies are extremely gentle and effective. The hyperbolic stretching program comprises eleven dynamic stretching sessions which 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 stretches. All of the dynamic stretches are split into two categories namely the upper and the middle body stretches. There is an optional 30 seconds rest between each of the three stretches. The Middle body stretch 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 buttocks.
The second group of stretching exercises for the body called the lower body stretch obstacle also is made up of set of ten exercises called the hamstring stretch. The hamstring stretch is important 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 advantages of doing this exercise because 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 comprise the thirty minutes one leg stretch. For doing this stretch you’ll need to lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Your arms should be at a right angle to the body, while your left hand forms a prayer position at the middle of your chest. You need to relax your body and close your eyes. You can now gradually and deeply inhale for thirty minutes and simmer for thirty minutes, 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’ll see many more than that, which you can do at the site below. Just do a search on the internet and you will find a large number of websites where you can find information regarding the latest 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 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. Then you will 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, which was developed 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 proportion of your workout, whereas dynamic flexibility is essential for everyday activities 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 can also be found in yoga asana and is particularly helpful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.