Dynamic Lunge for Hip mobility

Hi Everyone!

This weeks video I have 2 very special guests.  Jennifer Stephenson, the director of Stephenson School of Highland Dancing (http://www.stephensonschoolofdance.com)  & one of her top students Sonya Vallis.   Hip mobility is important for everyone, especially dancers.  This is a great exercise to help improve hip flexibility and improve alignment through the hip.  Concentrate on keeping the movement forward but the leg and foot stay aligned the entire time.  Moving the leg outward only as much as you can stay stable.  Thinking about the posture, pulling up tall and don’t forget about the breathe!

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Hip Mobility Stretch

HI Everyone!

This weeks stretching exercise is a hip mobility stretch.  This is a great way to warmup the hips before training.  It’s also an effective way to increase hip flexibility actively.  Allow the leg to swing instead of keeping it controlled.  Remember to contract the abdominals and breath! Make sure to tune in every Tuesday for a different stretch segment at Sarah’s Sixty Second Stretch.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Static Tricep Stretch

 

Hi Peeps,

This weeks stretch is a basic tricep stretch.  This static stretch focuses on the tricep muscle groups.   This is a static stretch, so we are holding the position and breathing through it.  Try and keep a neutral spine the entire time.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Back Stretch

Hi Everyone,

This weeks side stretch targets the side line fascia including the latissimus dorsi and other back muscles. Focus on keeping the back rounded with the knees bent and separate the shoulder blades. Don’t forget to breathe!

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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IT Band & Side Stretch

HI Everyone,

Happy Tuesday!!! This week we are focusing on the side of the body.  This flexibility exercise, stretches the entire side of the body.  It’s a great IT band stretch as well as facial stretch.  If the position is uncomfortable for the ankle come onto the ball of the foot instead.  Focus on keeping the hips pushed forward and the abdominals engaged.  Like always, use the breath the entire movement.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Hamstring stretch seated

Hi Everyone!

Happy Tuesday! This weeks exercise is a static hamstring stretch.  Focus is on keeping the back straight and using the breath to relax into the position.  You always have the option to keep the knee bent if the stretch is too intense.  Try leaning forward and outwards as opposed to collapsing down over the leg.  Make sure to tune in every Tuesday for a new stretching video!

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Dynamic WarmUp Inner Thigh

HI Everyone!

This week we are doing a dynamic warm up for the lower body.  This is a great stretching exercise to do before any sport.  Keep the back as neutral as possible, make sure to bend both knees as you transition from side to side and of course using your breath!

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Forearm stretch

Hi Peeps,

This weeks stretch is for the forearms.  This looks like an easy stretch but can be very intense for anyone who has tight arm muscles.  The elbows only need to be straight enough to feel the stretch.  Allow yourself to relax back as far as your body will allow.  Remember to keep the breath the entire exercise.  Tune in every Tuesday for a different stretching video on Sarah’s 60 Second Stretch!

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Hip Stretch, improve hip flexibility

HI Everyone!  

This week we are targeting the hip flexors and gluteus muscles.  This is a great exercise to help improve hip flexibility.  The taller you sit, the more you will feel the front line of the body being stretched.  Some may find it cramps their back muscles – in that case lower the upper body down until you can find a comfortable position.  

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Forearm Stretch

Hi Peeps,

This week we are targeting the wrist flexors.  This can be a very intense stretching exercise – take your time to get into the stretch.  Start with some dynamic movements incorporating the breath.  This is a great flexibility exercise for anyone who has wrist and elbow pain.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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