Today’s video is a Beginner Stretching for increased flexibility. This routine combines seated and standing stretches. The only equipment you need is a chair. This is a simple stretching program that will promote health and flexibility.
During any flexibility program you should feel a stretching sensation in the targeted muscles. You may be uncomfortable at times. Stretching shouldn’t hurt. One of the main goals of stretching is injury prevention. Move slowly in your stretches. Do not bounce.
In this video I hold each stretch for 30-seconds. You can extend the amount of time you spend in the stretch to 60-seconds as you become familiar with each exercise. This routine utilizes several single side stretches, because it helps decrease the chance of compensatory movement patterns. When you stretch both sides of the body, often your stronger side (we all have one) will dominate the exercise. We want to target each muscle group as efficiently as possible.
I included a photo tutorial with exercise descriptions below. I encourage you to watch the video for further description of each exercise.
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- Standing Forward Fold
- Staggered Forward Fold-Right
- Staggered Forward Fold-Left
- Quadricep Stretch-Right
- Quadricep Stretch-Left
- Seated IT Stretch (Modified Pigeon Pose)-Right
- Seated IT Stretch (Modified Pigeon Pose)-Left
- Shoulder Squeeze
- Eagle Arms-Right
- Eagle Arms-Left
- Side Reach-Right
- Side Reach-Left
- Gentle Twist-Right
- Gentle Twist-Left
- Seated Camel