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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Seated Hip Stretch

Hi Peeps,

This weeks stretching exercise is a seated hip stretch.  Focus is on allowing the knee to relax as you get into the position.  Then keeping the back as straight as possible throughout the movement.  Remember to keep an even breath the entire time.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Stretching the Groin

Hi Everyone!

This weeks stretching exercise is an active stretch.  Contracting the gluts helps open up the hip joint.  Focus is on posture – think about siting tall and of course keeping an even breath.

Enjoy & stretch carefully,

Sarah

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Shoulder Joint Stretch

Hi Peeps,

This weeks stretch is an active stretching exercise for the shoulder joint.  This stretch is assisted by the other arm adding a great intensity to the exercise.

Enjoy & stretch carefully,

Sarah

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Full Body Flexibility

Hi Everyone!

This week’s stretching exercise combines flexibility with stability.  This movement can be done by anyone if you listen to your body and follow the instructions for each level.  Engaging the abdominals and gluts will allow you better stability.  Focus on a none moving spot in front of you.  Hinging from the hip before you lift the leg behind you is very important.  Like always, keep an even relaxed breath.  Have fun! Make sure to tune in every Tuesday for a new stretch video at Sarah’s Sixty Second Stretch.

BTW…the cartwheel has nothing to do with the stretch…we were just fooling around :-)

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Shoulder warm up & Chest stretch

 

HI Everyone,

This stretching exercises combines a stretch for the chest muscles with a warm up for the shoulder muscles. Hold the stretch for a few seconds and then extend it to begin again. Try to keep the body facing forward with just a slight rotation of the spine. Use the breath throughout the entire exercise.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Upper Back Flexibility

Hi Everyone,

This active stretch targets the upper back muscles.  Keep the arms moving by bending and extending the elbow or by alternating sides.  Focus on keeping a C curve of the spine the entire exercises.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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Calf & Soleus Stretch

HI Peeps!

This weeks flexibility exercise targets the calf (gastrocnemius) and soleus muscles.  Allow your heel to release towards the floor until you feel a stretch at the back of the leg.  Holding the stretch focus on your breathing. Don’t forget about your posture.  Keep the shoulders back and stand tall!

We couldn’t have found a better spot on the seal wall in Vancouver to shoot!

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

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