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 comprising eleven dynamic stretches designed to help stretch, strengthen and improve flexibility. It is very simple to use, easy to learn and provides excellent results in a relatively short time. The videos are split into categories like core strength, joint mobility, flexibility, balance and body awareness.
The 8-minute video program has been thoroughly researched by fitness experts and sports experts to make sure that the stretches do not cause any harm to your system 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 videos are extremely gentle and effective. The hyperbolic stretching program comprises eleven dynamic stretching sessions that last thirty seconds 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 are divided into two groups namely the upper and the middle body stretches. There is an optional 30 seconds rest between each one of the three stretches. The Middle body stretch challenge has three components 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 second 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 because it lengthens the semitendinosus muscle that’s found 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 last group of core exercises that will be included in the stretch challenge comprise the thirty seconds 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 at 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 2 counts of five.
These are simply a few of the available Stretch Challenge stretches which have been carefully designed for you to do by yourself at home or at your work place. You will find many more than this, which you can do in the website below. Just do a search on the internet and you’ll find a high number of websites where you can find information about the latest Stretch Challenge videos and e-books. The excellent 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 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 upward. Keep your arms straight and repeat for thirty seconds. Another one of the best stretching techniques is that the wall vegetable, which was created 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 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 at the knee while lifting your buttocks. Dynamic flexibility is formed by twisting and moving your joints and muscles without moving them against their normal direction. This type of flexibility can also be found in yoga asana and is particularly helpful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.