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Stretch of the Week: Half Fold Traction

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

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!

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Stretch of the Week: Half Moon Arm Circles

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

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.

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Stretch of the Week: Hamstring Extend and Release Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

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.

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Stretch of the Week: Lunge to Half Splits

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

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

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

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

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

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

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

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

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

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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