Warmup for the Spine

Happy Tuesday!

This weeks flexibility exercise is a spine warmup.  This stretch helps get the entire body ready for any type of training or workout.  Try to exaggerate the curved spine as much as possible, engaging the abdominals and rounding the back.  The more you bend the knees the better.  As you stand tall again, try not to arch the back beyond your body’s natural curves.  Use the breath the entire time like always!

Enjoy and stretch carefully!

Sarah

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How to stretch the neck

Hi Everyone,

This week we are stretching the neck.  This flexibility exercise helps increase neck mobility and relieve stiff neck symptoms.  Make sure to listen to your body and come out of the stretch if the feeling becomes painful or too uncomfortable.  Keep an even breath the entire time and hold the stretch as long as you feel you need.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Advanced Lower Body Flexibility

Hi Everyone,

This weeks stretching video is an advanced exercise for the hip flexors, gluts and hamstrings depending on the individual.  You can modify this exercise to make it easier by staying on your hands and not lifting the back knee off the ground.  Remember to focus on an even relaxed breath the entire time.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Best stretch for tight hip flexors

Hi Everyone,

This weeks flexibility exercise targets the hip flexors.  This is a simple stretch for beginners or anyone with very tight hip flexors.  Remember to think about pressing the hips and pelvis towards the ground the entire time.  Use and even and relaxed breath the entire exercise.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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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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