Spinal Twist kneeling

Hi Everyone,

 This weeks stretching exercise is a spinal twist kneeling.  Make sure to keep the abdominals contracted and rotate from the ribcage instead of the shoulder.  The arm follows the rotation of the spine.  Use the breath to relax into the position and the movement.  Think about reaching your fingers to the ceiling.  

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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How to Stretch the Hips

 

Happy Tuesday!

This week we are stretching the hips.  This is a great static stretch to do after your workout.  The back doesn’t need to be straight to feel this stretch, make sure to only apply  pressure to the knee if you need it.  Keep the breath the entire exercise.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Kneeling Side Stretch

Hi Everyone,

This weeks stretching exercise is for the entire side line of the body.  Engaging the gluts and pushing the hips forward helps increase the stretch.  Keep reaching as far as possible with the finger tips and remember to keep a relaxed even breath throughout the exercise.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Pelvic Tilt for increased flexibility

Hi Everyone,

This weeks stretching exercise focuses on pelvic placement.  We perform an exaggerated anterior and posterior pelvic tilt, keeping the abdominals engaged throughout the exercise.  This flexibility exercise helps warm up the lower back as well as the muscles surrounding the hip joint.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Full Body Flexibility

Hi Everyone,

This weeks stretching video is for the entire back line of the body.  This flexibility exercise targets the entire spine and hamstrings and calf muscles.  Make sure to keep the knees bent on the way down and up to protect but also stretch the spine.  Relax the head and arms throughout the entire exercise.  Remember to breath, especially when completely bent over.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Ankle Flexibility & Stability

HI Everyone,

This weeks flexibility exercise is a combination of strength, stretch and stability work.  We are increasing ankle and foot flexibility while strengthening the ankle and arches as well as training stability.  Think about lifting away from the floor and staying as high as possible through the arches.  Use the breath and remember to contract the gluts and abdominals.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Spine WarmUp

Hi Everyone,

This weeks stretching exercise is an active stretch that helps increase spinal rotation.  Back flexibility is important for overall health.  This is a great exercise to do before a workout or even afterwards as a static stretch.  Make sure to keep focus on the breath the entire exercise and only rotate as far as your body will allow you.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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How to stretch the calf with some stability work

Hi Everyone,

This weeks stretching exercise combines a little bit of stability with a static stretch.  Make sure to engage the abdominals the entire time, think about keeping the spine as long as possible.  Breath and press the back heel into the ground.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Dynamic Back & Side Stretch

Hi Everyone!

This weeks stretching exercise targets the side of the body and the back muscles.  We are moving through the entire stretch to keep it dynamic.  Sit up as tall as possible and reach as far as you can with your fingertips.  Remember to use the breath the entire time.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

xxx

Sarah

Stretching exercise for the Gluts

Hi Everyone!

This weeks stretching exercise targets the muscles of the hip joint.  Try this stretch after your training program to help alleviate tight hips.  Remember to keep the shoulders and neck relaxed and focus on the breath.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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