Category Archive: Stretching

Stretch of the Week: Bridge with Interlaced Fingers

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Although the fourth stretch in February looks very similar to week two, it is different. This stretch, called the Bridge with Interlaced Fingers, gives more stretch across the chest and also works the biceps.

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Stretch of the Week: Standing Chest Stretch

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The third week of February brings us to a Standing Chest Stretch. It will stretch the muscles in the chest as well as along the top of the arm (mostly biceps).

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Stretch of the Week: Supported Reclined Front Body Stretch

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For the second week of February’s “heart opener” theme, we will be performing the Supported Reclined Front Body Stretch. It will gently stretch the abdominals, rib and chest muscles and the biceps muscle of the upper arm.

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Stretch of the Week: Beach Ball Hug & Expansion Dynamic Stretch

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February is here! Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, this month’s theme will be chest stretches – also known as “Heart Openers.”

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Bonus Stretch of the Week: Butterfly Stretch

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We are offering a bonus stretch as we close up the first month of 2017. This month’s last inner thigh stretch also gets into the backside of the hips, the glutes and piriformis muscles. It is called the Butterfly Stretch.

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Stretch of the Week: Wide Legged Straddle (Prone Position)

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In the fourth week of January we are revisiting the Wide Legged Straddle Stretch, but this time we are performing it in the prone position (or face down). This position provides a slightly different way to stretch the inner thigh.

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Stretch of the Week: Reclined Cobbler’s Stretch

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For the third week of January we will be performing an inner thigh stretch called the Reclined Cobbler’s Stretch.

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Stretch of the Week: Wide Legged Straddle with Wall Assist

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We are still targeting the inner thighs for January’s second weekly stretch. This week’s stretch is called the Wide Legged Straddle with wall assist.

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Sever’s Disease in Young Gymnasts

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Heel pain is common in young children and it can be attributed to a condition called Sever’s disease.

Sever’s disease, which is also referred to as calcaneal apophysitis, is a result of inflammation of the growth plate of the heel. It is common in children who play sports that involve running or jumping, such as soccer, football, basketball and gymnastics. Gymnasts, however, are particularly affected due to the high level of jumping from a young age and because they are often barefoot when running and jumping.

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Stretch of the Week: Reclined Frog Stretch

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Happy 2017! To start off the New Year, we will be stretching the muscles of the inner thigh. Many people may experience tightness in this muscle group, also called Adductors. For the first week of January we will perform a Reclined Frog Stretch, which is a gentle stretch with a longer hold.

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