Sarah's Sixty Second Stretch

Fit & Flexible every Tuesday

Spine Mobility

 

Hi Everyone,

Happy Tuesday! This week we are doing a back warmup exercise that focuses on the mid back (muscles between the shoulder blades). As you roll down and back up, try separating the shoulder blades as much as possible. Keep the knees bent and on the roll up round the back as much as possible for maximum stretch through the vertebrae.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

xxx

Tight Hips? Try this Hip mobility exercise

Hi Everyone,

This week we are working on increasing hip flexibility.  This mobility exercise for tight hips will  help strengthen the hip joint while gaining range of motion.  Keep the abdominals engaged the entire exercise.  Remember to breath, exhaling on the exertion.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

xxx

Increase Hamstring Flexibility

Hi Everyone,

This week we are focusing on the backline of the body with emphasis on the hamstrings.  Try keeping the back in a neutral position the entire time and lift the chest.  Focus on the breath and engage the quadriceps of the leg being stretched.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

xxx

 

How to increase spine mobility

Hi Everyone,

It’s Tuesday! Time to stretch! This week is a great stretch to help improve spine flexibility.  This stretching exercise helps improve back mobility by stretching through lateral and frontal flexion.  Keep reaching with the arm the entire time and remember to round your spine as you come forward by pulling the ribcage and belly in towards the back.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

xxx

LowerBack release

Hi Everyone,

This week we are doing an exercise that is best performed at the end of a training session.  This little massage helps sets the sacrum and releases the lower back.  Make sure to focus on keeping the abdominals contracted the entire time and feet stay close to the floor as you perform the circle.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

xxx

How to increase shoulder flexibility

Happy Tuesday!

This week we are targeting shoulder mobility.  This is a great exercise to help increase range of motion through the shoulder joint.  Emphasis is on keeping proper alignment during the entire exercise.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

xxx

Lower Back Flexibility

Hi Everyone,

This week on Sarah’s 60 Second Stretch, we are repeating a previous exercise in a standing position.  The pelvic tilt is a very simple exercise but a great way to warmup the muscles around the hip and the lower back.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

xxx

Flexibility WarmUp for the Upper Body

Hi Everyone,

This week we are doing an Upper body warmup.  This is a great stretch to start off your workout routine.  Keep reaching up as high as possible keeping the feet planted into the ground.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

xxx

 

How to increase Hip Mobility

Hi Everyone,

This weeks stretching exercise we target the hips.  Increase hip flexibility/mobility with this ballet inspired movement.  Think about brushing diagonally across the body and diagonally outwards as much as your flexibility will allow.  Think about standing tall the entire exercise.

Enjoy & stretch carefully!

Sarah

xxx

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

xxx

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