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 very easy to use, easy to learn and provides excellent results in a comparatively 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 thoroughly researched by fitness experts and sports specialists to be certain that the stretches don’t cause any harm to your system 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 comprises 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 the dynamic stretches have been split into two categories 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 your 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 as it lengthens the semitendinosus muscle that’s located 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 final group of core exercises that will be included in the stretch challenge include the thirty minutes one leg stretch. For doing this stretch you will 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 at the middle of your chest. You will need to relax your body and shut your eyes. You can now gradually and deeply inhale for thirty minutes and simmer for thirty seconds, interchanging this breathing with 2 counts of five.
These are simply some of the available Stretch Challenge stretches which have been carefully designed for you to do on your own 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 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 great 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 learn more about new stretching techniques such as 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 gradually extending your right leg upward. Keep your arms straight and repeat for thirty seconds. Another one of the best stretching techniques is that the wall vegetable, which was developed 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 proportion of your workout, whereas dynamic flexibility is important 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 in 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 can also be found in yoga asana and is particularly useful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.