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 help stretch, strengthen and improve flexibility. It is quite easy to use, easy to learn and provides excellent results in a relatively short time. The videos are divided 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 that 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 do them. The online video stretching program can be used by individuals of all ages, even if pregnant as the movies are extremely gentle and effective. The hyperbolic stretching program contains eleven dynamic stretching sessions which last thirty minutes 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 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 elongate challenge includes 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 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 known as the hamstring stretch. The hamstring stretch is important for increasing the flexibility of the hamstrings because it lengthens the semitendinosus muscle that’s located at the back of the thighs. Apart, from extending the hamstrings there are other advantages of doing this exercise because it helps to strengthen the calf muscles also called the adductors.
The final group of core exercises that will be contained in the stretch challenge include the thirty minutes one leg stretch. For doing this stretch you’ll have 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 in the middle of your chest. You need to relax your body and close your eyes. Now you can slowly and deeply inhale for thirty minutes and simmer for thirty seconds, interchanging this breathing with two counts of five.
These are simply 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 will find a high number of sites where you can find information about the latest 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 learn more about new stretching techniques like 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 floor. You will then 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, 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 only form a small percentage of your workout, whereas dynamic flexibility is essential 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 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 particularly helpful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.