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.
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.
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
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.
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!
I seem to be on this Adductor kick the last 2 weeks. Here is another standing stretch for the adductors – combining strength & flexibility. This exercise strengthens the quads and gluts while stretching the short and long adductor muscles. Hold the stretch as long as you feel you can while using a relaxed breath.
Enjoy & stretch carefully!
This weeks stretch is for the long adductors. Stretching the inner thigh muscles helps keeps balance around the hip joint. This flexibility exercise is simple to do & easy to get into! Make sure to tune in every Tuesday!!