The Weekly Stretches for August will focus on dynamic stretching. Typically we are doing static stretching, which is the optimal way to increase flexibility in our muscles. However, dynamic stretching shouldn’t be overlooked!
Dynamic stretching requires movement on an inhale, with the next movement done on the exhale. It is a great way to warm up the muscles and joints before exercising. By the end of this month, you’ll have a great stretching sequence for beginning your day or exercise routine. This first week’s stretch is called Dynamic Spinal Circles. This stretch can be performed either seated on the floor or in a chair. Although this is a very gentle movement, please consult your doctor before performing if you have a spinal injury.
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