Category Archive: Stretching

Stretch of the Week: Lunge to Half Splits

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For the third week of our dynamic stretching month, we will be performing the Lunge to Half Splits Stretch. This will stretch the hamstrings as well as the quadriceps muscles.

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Stretch of the Week: Seated Cat Cow with Arm Rotation

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For week two of our dynamic stretching month we will be performing the Seated Cat Cow with Arm Rotation.

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Stretch of the Week: Dynamic Spinal Circles

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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!

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Stretch of the Week: Reclined Pigeon

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The final week of July’s stretch is called Reclined Pigeon. This will stretch the outer hip, piriformis, gluteal, and low back musculature. You will get a bonus stretch through the front hip flexors as well!

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Stretch of the Week: Three Legged Downward Dog

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Week three of July has arrived! This week’s stretch is called Three Legged Downward Dog. This stretch is very similar to week one, but instead of stepping one foot forward we will step one foot back and up! This will stretch the sole of the foot all the way up the back of the leg into the calf and hamstring.

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Stretch of the Week: Cobra Stretch

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Week two of July is here! This week’s stretch is called the Cobra Stretch and it targets the hip flexors, which are the muscles along the front of the thigh and pelvis. In addition, you may also feel this stretch along the front of the torso and up into the chest! This can be a great stretch if you walk or run a lot.

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Stretch of the Week: Mini Down Dog Calf Stretch

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Are you an avid walker, hiker or runner? If so, this month’s weekly stretches are for you! We are targeting muscle groups that are involved in moving the legs. This first week we will stretch the Achilles, calves, hamstrings and low back. We will call this stretch the Mini Down Dog Calf Stretch.

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Stretch of the Week: Prone Neck Stretch

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The final week of June brings us to the Prone (face down) Neck Stretch. It will stretch the muscles in the sides and back of the neck, as well as the chest muscles.

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Stretch of the Week: Seated Twist with Neck Stretch

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For the third week of June we will be performing the Seated Twist with Neck Stretch. This stretch targets the muscles of the neck, between the ribs, and trunk.

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Stretch of the Week: Neck Circles

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June’s second stretch of the week is a range of motion movement for the neck called Neck Circles. This movement will stretch the neck in all directions, and also provide insight into your neck’s range of motion.

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