Seated Back Stretch

Hi Everyone,

This week we are targeting the back muscles in an active seated stretch.  This is a great rotation exercise.  Focus is on posture and breathing.  Think about siting as tall as possible during the entire exercise.  Listen to your breath and use it to decide how far you can rotate.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Stretch for the Quadriceps

 

Hi Everyone,

This past week I was in Whistler, BC Canada for the Whistler Longboard Festival.  i decided to film a bunch of SSSS on Whistler mountain (with some help from Andy!!).  We found a very cool little stream in the middle of the mountain & a rock for me to balance on.  This weeks stretch is for the Quadriceps. Keep the pelvis tucked forward the entire time and you can change arm positions depending on your balance.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Achilles & Calf Stretch

Hi Peeps,

This weeks stretch is a static active stretch targeting the achilles, calf and soleus. The more you flex your foot the more intense the stretch.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Full body flexibility

 

Hi Everyone,

This week is a chest stretch combined with a full body flexibility stretch.  This stretch not only targets the chest muscles but the upper, mid back and hamstrings.  You have the option to keep the knees bent through the entire stretching exercise. Straightening the legs increases the intensity.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Lower Body WarmUp

HI Everyone,

This is a great exercise for many reasons.  It’s a great warmup for the Quads, hip flexors and Hamstrings.  It’s also a great strengthening exercise and it helps improve flexibility at the hip joint.  Focus on the breath and engaging the gluts on the way up and down.  Technique is important so make sure that your feet are hip width apart and when you get to the top imagine you are holding a ball between you knees.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Bent over Hamstring & Back stretch

HI Everyone,

It’s Tuesday!  Time to get some flexibility training in.  Let’s take 60 seconds today to stretch the hamstrings (and pretty much every muscle behind the legs) & the back.  This stretch targets the entire back line of the body.  Focus on the breath as you hold the stretch and only straighten your legs as much as your own flexibility will allow (remember everyones body is different).  Coming out of this stretch is equally important.  Remember to breath, bend your knees and take your time.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Static Long Adductor Stretch

 

Hi Everyone!

It’s Tuesday….again ;-) …..todays stretch is a long adductor stretch.  This is a very simple stretch to do and I can guarantee you feel it right away!  Major focus is on posture.  Keep your back in a neutral spine while leaning forward.  It’s not about how far down you come but about keeping proper technique throughout the exercise.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Chest Stretch for better posture!

 

Hi Everyone!

It’s Tuesday and we are stretching the chest!  Combine this stretch with some strengthening exercises for the upper back to help improve your posture.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Hamstring Stretch

 

Today is the 1 year anniversary of Sarah’s Sixty Second Stretch!  So I thought I’d share one of my favourite stretches today: a Hamstring stretch!  This exercise targets the entire back line of the body.  Forget about keep the leg straight and focus more on keeping the upper body in a neutral spine.  Flexing the foot will increase the stretch.  Make sure to focus on the breath!  Join me every Tuesday for a different stretching segment.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Hip Stretch

Good Morning!

Many of us struggle with tight hips.  A combination of dynamic, active and static stretches and exercises can help gain mobility in the joint.  This is an advanced static stretch to perform after a workout.  If you can’t get into this position then try doing the other option here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnG4sLysdhM

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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