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 improve flexibility. It’s quite simple to use, easy to learn and provides excellent results in a relatively short time. The videos are split 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 be certain the stretches do not cause any harm to your system during stretching. The stretches are extremely gentle and do not need any equipment or special skills to do them. The online video stretching program can be used by individuals of all ages, even when pregnant as the movies are very gentle and effective. The hyperbolic stretching program comprises eleven dynamic stretching sessions which last thirty seconds each and includes extending and relaxation music.
The eleven dynamic stretches are divided into three distinct groups namely Upper, Middle and Lower body stretches. 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 stretch 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 next group of stretching exercises for your body called the lower body stretch challenge 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 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 which will be included in the stretch challenge include the thirty seconds one leg stretch. For doing this stretch you will have to lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground. 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 gradually and deeply inhale for thirty seconds and exhale 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 on your own at home or in your work place. You will find many more than that, which you can do at the website below. Just do a search on the internet and you will find a high number of sites where you can find information regarding the newest Stretch Challenge videos and e-books. The great thing about being a 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 start 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 slowly extending your right leg upward. Keep your arms straight and repeat for thirty seconds. Another one of the best stretching techniques is the wall vegetable, that 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 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 useful for athletes and serious fitness enthusiasts.