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 enhance flexibility. It’s quite easy to use, easy to learn and gives excellent results in a comparatively 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 thoroughly researched by fitness experts and sports specialists to make sure that the stretches do not cause any harm to the body 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 people of all ages, even when pregnant as the videos are extremely 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 stretches. All of the dynamic stretches are divided into two groups 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 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 as it lengthens the semitendinosus muscle which is located 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 known as the adductors.
The last group of core exercises which will be contained in the stretch challenge include the thirty minutes one leg stretch. For doing this stretch you will 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 center of your chest. You will need to relax your body and shut 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 some of the available Stretch Challenge stretches which have been 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 will find a high number of websites where you will find information regarding the latest Stretch Challenge videos and e-books. The excellent thing about being 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 learn 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 floor. 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 seconds. Another one of the best stretching techniques is the wall vegetable, that was created by Dan Godfrey. This stretch works on the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and gluteal muscles.
Bear in mind that dynamic flexibility is important and static stretches should just 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 at 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 is also found in yoga asana and is very useful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.