Improve Hip flexibility exercise

Hi Peeps,

This weeks video is a wide leg plie.  It’s a stretch and strengthening exercise that helps improve hip mobility.  Stability at the knee and ankle and all around lower body flexibility.  Keeping the back straight and moving up and down as opposed to back and forth are very important to perform the exercise correctly and safely.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Forearm stretch

 

HI Everyone!

This weeks stretching video is for the forearms.  You can also do this stretch seated.  Try and keep the arm as straight as possible, without hyperextending the elbow, to maximize the stretch.  Use the breath throughout the entire exercise.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Foot Mobility Exercise

HI Everyone,

Happy Tuesday! This weeks stretch is a continuation from a few weeks back.  Focus in on improving movement of the ankles, arches and toes.  Make sure to put weight on the working foot.  You want to exaggerate every movement as much as possible.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Hip WarmUp

 

Hi Peeps,

This weeks stretching exercise is a warmup for the hips.  This stretch will help warmup the hip joint and the lower back.  The more exaggerated the movement the better.  Make sure to keep your knees bent.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Ankle & Foot Flexibility work

 

Hi Everyone,

This weeks stretching exercise is a great way to relieve foot pain and improv ankle and foot flexibility.  This stretch can be done as a warmup for foot work or a cool down after a tough training session.  In order to have a flexible spine and hamstrings you also need flexibility through the ankles, arches and toes.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Shoulder WarmUp

 

HI Peeps!

This weeks stretch is just in time for the holidays.  With all that shopping and lugging around shopping bags, your shoulders probably need some work.  Here is a great warm up stretch for the shoulders.  It also helps break up scar tissue and increase shoulder flexibility.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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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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