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 very simple to use, easy to learn and gives 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 extensively researched by fitness experts and sports specialists to make sure that the stretches do not cause any harm to the body during stretching. The stretches are very gentle and do not need any equipment or special skills to perform them. The online video stretching program may be used by individuals of all ages, even when pregnant as the movies are very 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 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 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 consists of a set of ten exercises called 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 last group of core exercises which will be included in the stretch challenge comprise 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 perfect angle to the body, while your left hand forms a prayer position in 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 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’ll find many more than that, 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 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 begin 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. 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 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 essential for everyday activities 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 very useful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.