Tag Archive: stretch of the week
The fourth week of March brings us to a stretch called “The Rack.” Although it may sound a little daunting, it’s actually an easy and wonderful stretch!
The third week of March is an Arm Extension Bicep Stretch. With this stretch, the arm will perform a backward reaching movement that you will feel in the top of the biceps, the chest and maybe a little into the forearm.
For the second week of March, we will be performing the External Arm Rotation Stretch. You will feel this stretch in the biceps as well as the forearm muscles.
For the month of March we are stretching our biceps muscles. The bicep has two “heads” that form into one single muscle belly, which lays between the elbow and shoulder joint. The biceps flexes the arm (bringing wrist to shoulder), helps abduct the shoulder (lift it away from your side) and rotates the forearm outward. It’s a muscle we commonly use and thus it can become tight. In fact, the biceps can be so tight that extending the arm fully straight is restricted. Our March stretches will help to loosen the arms.
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).
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.
February is here! Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, this month’s theme will be chest stretches – also known as “Heart Openers.”
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.
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.
For the third week of January we will be performing an inner thigh stretch called the Reclined Cobbler’s Stretch.