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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: Lateral Lat Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

This weeks lat stretch is called a lateral Lat stretch. Say that three times fast! It also involves a quadriceps stretch if you like 🙂

Contraindications for this stretch are if you have knee problems please just sit in a chair. You will need a yoga block if you would like the quad stretch added.

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Stretch of the Week: Lateral Child’s Pose

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

September is here!! This month we will be focusing on the Latissimus Doris muscles. These are the broadest of the back muscles and they connect from the bottom of the humerus bone (under the arm pit) to the spinous processes of the vertebra from T7-L5; so a large area. The lats help to internally and externally rotate the arms and are a powerful rotator of the trunk of the body. Sometimes if you have trouble rotating the torso it’s because these muscles are tight. So let’s stretch them out!

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Stretch of the Week: Simple Wrist Flexion Stretch

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

Week 2 of August is here! This week we will be doing a simple wrist flexion stretch. This movement will stretch the muscles through the top of the forearm and the top of the hand.

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Stretch of the Week: Wrists and Forearms

Posted on by Rachel Lackowski

Is it August already!? My goodness I can’t believe it! How has you’re summer been so far? Have you been keeping up with stretching your body while you do all these fun activities outdoors!? I hope so 🙂 Lets add some more stretches to what you’ve already been doing.

This month we are stretching out the wrists and forearms! So many of us overuse our hands and arms doing repetitive motions everyday, which can lead to tennis elbow or golfers elbow. Maybe you’ve heard of tendinitis? Maybe you actually have had one of these diagnosis’s yourself. It’s not a pleasant thing to experience and it can last several months or even years if you don’t address it. The stretches provided throughout this month are simple and effective and should be easy to make time for. It will help treat these ailments mentioned above, and also keep those muscles from developing the dreaded it is if you don’t have it!

This first weeks stretch is an extension movement. You will not need any props for this one.

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Stretch of the Week: Revolved Triangle

Posted on by allylofgren

I can’t believe it’s the final week of July already! This weeks stretch is a yoga posture called Revolved Triangle. It is a great upper body twist as well as a stretch for the Lateral side of the leg.

You will need some wall space as well as a yoga block (or something similar) for this stretch. Contraindications for this stretch are if you’re experiencing any of the following; Low blood pressure, Migraine, Diarrhea, Headache, and Insomnia please don’t do the stretch.

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Stretch of the Week: Rabbit Pose

Posted on by allylofgren

The final week of June brings us to a yoga posture called Rabbit pose. Please proceed with caution if you have neck issues. Read More

Stretch of the Week: Self Massage for the Neck

Posted on by allylofgren

Week 3 of June brings us to a traction technique and self massage for the neck. Please use caution as always. If you have severe neck problems I would not recommend you do this one.  Read More

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