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Stretch of the Week: Revolved Head of the Knee

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

Welcome back for week two of February! This weekly inner thigh stretch is called Revolved Head of the Knee. It simultaneously targets the inner thigh musculature in both straight and bent leg positions. In addition, this exercise also stretches the side of the body. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Reclined Cobbler’s Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

February’s focus for our weekly stretches will be for the inner thighs.

The inner thighs are largely composed of five muscles: Pectineus, Adductor Longus, Gracillis, Adductor brevis, and Adductor magnus. These muscles are primarily responsible for adduction, such as when crossing the leg past the mid-line of the body towards the opposite side. They play a critical role in our day to day functions including standing and walking. Therefore, it is important to maintain both their flexibility and strength to help prevent injuries. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Cobra on the Wall

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

The final back bending exercise for January is an advanced stretch called Cobra on the Wall. It is similar to the stretch highlighted in the first week of January, but with the assistance of a wall. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Basic Bridge

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

We are into the third week of January! I hope your back muscles are feeling stronger and the muscles along the front or your body are feeling more flexible! Read More

Stretch of the Week: Locust

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

Week two of January is another beginner level therapeutic back bend called Locust. Locust helps to strengthen the hamstrings, glutes and lumbar musculature, building on last week’s Cobra stretch. As a warm up, you can do a few Cobra stretches prior to performing the Locust. If you missed last week’s stretch, you can find instructions here.

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Stretch of the Week: Cobra Pose

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

Welcome to 2016!! I hope everyone had a great holiday and happy start to the New Year! This is a time for new beginnings, new goals and I’m sure many of you have made some kind of health or fitness goal. Stretching is an easy thing to add to your routine and I hope you decide to dedicate time each week to it! Read More

Stretch of the Week: Lizard on a Rock

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

For the final week of December we will be doing one of my absolute favorite partner stretches ever! I call this one Lizard on a Rock.

You will need a mat for this stretch. Please do not perform this stretch if you have severe knee problems or have great trouble reaching overhead. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Lateral Sway Partner Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

We are halfway through the month of December, wow! I feel like everything is going at super speed with the holidays approaching! So let’s take a moment to stretch it out and slow it down with this week’s stretch.

I call this one a Lateral Sway Partner stretch. The contraindications for this stretch are shoulders injuries, if you can’t bring your hands above your head, don’t do this one. Read More

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