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It is hard to believe that 2016 is coming to an end already. The final stretch we will be performing this year is a Hamstring Stretch with Pilates Ball.
We are in the midst of the holiday season, and this week’s stretch aims to help those who will be sitting and traveling for extended periods of time.
The second stretch for December is called the Side Stretch with Pilates Ball. This stretch will impact the latissimus dorsi, lateral trunk and hip muscles. This stretch is also a bit of a core stabilizer.
Remember when having a Pilates ball was all the rage? For many, this piece of exercise equipment ended up being left lying around the house unused. For the month of December, however, the Weekly Stretch will be putting your Pilates ball back to work! Don’t have one? You can easily purchase one at any of our Athletico clinics!
For the final week of November we will learn a hamstring stretch and massage with the foam roller. You may also feel a stretch through the chest muscles.
Thanksgiving week’s stretch of the week is called the Figure 4 Foam Rolling stretch, which is a hip stretch that also massages the piriformis and gluteal muscles along the backside of the hip. Plus, you may also feel a stretch through the chest.
We are at the half way point for November! Week three is a Tricep and Lat Wall Stretch with the foam roller. You will also get a massage on the underside of the arms with this stretch.
For the second week of November we will be performing an Arm Sweeps stretch on the foam roller. It provides a stretch through the arms and pectoral muscles (chest).
This stretch requires a foam roller to perform. If you have difficulty getting up and down from the floor, or any shoulder injuries, please skip this week’s stretch.
For November’s Weekly Stretches I will teach you how to use a foam roller to stretch and self-massage the body.
If you do not own a foam roller I recommend purchasing one! It’s a very useful and affordable tool that can be purchased through one of our clinics. For the first week, we will be performing the Front Body Stretch, as well as a massage for the front of the thighs.
The final stretch of the week for October, which will round out our partner stretching theme for the month, is called the Thai Massage Stretch. One partner will get a chest and inner arm stretch with this, while the other partner will get a slight chest and calf stretch.