Alex Larsson has just 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 enhance flexibility. It is quite 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 do not 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 may 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 different groups namely Upper, Middle and Lower body moves. All the dynamic stretches have been split into two groups 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 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 hips.
The second 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 because it lengthens the semitendinosus muscle that’s located 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 final 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 floor. Your arms should be at a perfect angle to the body, while your left hand forms a prayer position in the center of your chest. You need to relax your body and shut your eyes. Now you can gradually and deeply inhale for thirty seconds and exhale for thirty minutes, interchanging this breathing with 2 counts of five.
These are simply a few of the available Stretch Challenge moves that have been carefully designed for you to do on your own at home or at your work place. You’ll see many more than this, which you can do in the site below. Just do a search online and you’ll find a high number of sites where you can 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 such as the hip twist and the triangle stretch.
The best 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 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, which was created by Dan Godfrey. This stretch operates on the quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and gluteal muscles.
Remember that dynamic flexibility is important and static stretches should just 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 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 type of flexibility can also be found in yoga asana and is very useful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.