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 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 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 don’t cause any harm to the body during stretching. The stretches are extremely 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 extremely gentle and effective. The hyperbolic stretching program comprises eleven dynamic stretching sessions which last thirty minutes each and includes relaxation and stretching music.
The eleven dynamic stretches are divided into three distinct groups namely Upper, Middle and Lower body stretches. All the dynamic stretches have been 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 2 minutes of dynamic stretches for the muscles in the abdomen, lower back and buttocks.
The second group of stretching exercises for your body called the lower body stretch obstacle also consists of a set of ten exercises called the hamstring stretch. The hamstring stretch is important for increasing the flexibility of the hamstrings as it lengthens the semitendinosus muscle that’s found at the back of the thighs. Apart, from stretching out the hamstrings there are other benefits of doing this exercise because it helps to strengthen the calf muscles also known as the adductors.
The last group of core exercises which will be included in the stretch challenge include 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 floor. 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 will 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 a few of the available Stretch Challenge moves that have been carefully designed for you to do by yourself at home or at your work place. You’ll see 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 sites 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 such as the hip twist and the triangle stretch.
The perfect 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 gradually 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 developed 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 percentage of your workout, whereas dynamic flexibility is important 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 hips. Dynamic flexibility is formed by twisting and moving your joints and muscles without moving them against their natural direction. This type of flexibility can also be found in yoga asana and is very helpful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.