Category Archive: Stretching
As we get ready to kickoff week four of the NFL season, fantasy football players should be paying attention to the injuries that are putting starters on the bench and backups on the field.
We will be performing the Triangle Pose for our last week of our sink stretches. This one is taken from yoga and will stretch the sides of your body and possibly your hamstrings.
For the third week of September, we will be performing the Reverse Plank Stretch. This movement will stretch your chest, biceps and some front torso muscles.
For the second week of September we will be performing the Squat with Kitchen Sink Stretch. This stretch will give you some traction through your spine and the sides of your body. It will also stretch your low back and into the outsides of your hips.
Welcome to September’s weekly stretch blog. In the three years since this blog started, we have done most every stretch imaginable. This includes everything but the kitchen sink – until now. That’s right, this month’s stretches will focus on using the kitchen sink! Why you might ask? The kitchen sink provides stability, as well as traction for these stretches. Using props is a great way to facilitate optimal stretch!
For the final week of August’s dynamic stretching, we will be performing Half Moon Arm Circles. The name is derived from yoga, as the first stage is the Half Moon Pose. You will feel this stretch in the sides of the body, and it will also go through the range of motion of the arm.
For the fourth week of August’s dynamic stretching, we will be performing the Hamstring Extend and Release Stretch. This stretch is very similar to week three, but will only focus on stretching of the hamstrings and calf muscles.
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.
For week two of our dynamic stretching month we will be performing the Seated Cat Cow with Arm Rotation.
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!