Virtual Fitness: Standing Static Adductor Stretch

A Standing Stretch That You Can Do Anywhere
The Adductor Muscles are located at the inner thigh. Static refers to a stretch that is held. The wider your stance, the more you’ll feel this stretch. Keep hips and shoulders stacked and avoid raising shoulders. Take a wide step out with the right foot. Hold the stretch 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat on the left leg.
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Virtual Fitness: How To A Static Latissimus Dorsi Stretch On A Stability Ball

The Latissimus Dorsi Static Stretch Challenges Core Strength While Improving Back Flexibility
A STATIC STRETCH IS HELD FOR 20 – 30 SECONDS
INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1. Get onto an all fours position with hands under shoulders and knees under hips. Draw in the abs and press away from the floor with with both hands to help stabilize the shoulders.

Step 2: Position one forearm on the exercise ball with thumb pointing upward.

Step 3: Slowly roll the ball away from the body until a stretch is felt in the latissimus muscle. Hold position for 20-30 seconds.

Step 4: Repeat on the other side. Maintain stability throughout the exercise. Maintain a relaxed breathing pattern. Keep a straight line from crown of the head to tailbone. Move slowly.

COMMON ERRORS: Overarching the back. Dropping the head downward or looking up. Sagging torso downward. Moving too fast.

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WHERE TO BUY STABILITY BALLS

Exercise Balls are sold by Amazon, Perform Better, and Power Systems


EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider

Virtual Fitness: How To An Active Latissimus Dorsi Stretch On A Stability Ball

The Latissimus Dorsi Active Stretch Challenges Core Strength While Improving Back Flexibility
An Active Stretch Is Not Held
INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1. Get onto an all fours position with hands under shoulders and knees under hips. Draw in the abs and press away from the floor with with both hands to help stabilize the shoulders.

Step 2: Position one forearm on the exercise ball with thumb pointing upward.

Step 3: Slowly roll the ball away from the body until a stretch is felt in the latissimus muscle. Pause for a few seconds at the top of the movement and then return to the start postion.

Step 4: Repeat on the other side. Maintain stability throughout the exercise. Maintain a relaxed breathing pattern. Keep a straight line from crown of the head to tailbone. Move slowly.

COMMON ERRORS: Overarching the back. Dropping the head downward or looking up. Sagging torso downward. Loss of balance from moving too fast.

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WHERE TO BUY STABILITY BALLS

Exercise Balls are sold by Amazon, Perform Better, and Power Systems


EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider

Virtual Fitness: How To Do A Standing Soleus Stretch

The Soleus Muscle Is Located In The Back of the Lower Leg
This Video Features Both Audio and Visual Instructions
The Soleus is the lower part of the calf muscle. It plays an important role in walking, running and maintaining balance. The Soleus Stretch should be part of your regular stretch routine, especially if you’re a runner.

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EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider

Home Fitness Equipment: Premium EVA Foam Roller

Premium EVA Foam Roller For Stretching

  • Category: Mind/Body
  • Stimulates Blood Flow
  • Improves Circulation
  • Loosens Tight Muscles
  • Easy To Clean
  • Portable
  • Perfect For Home Gym
  • Stores Easily
  • Suitable For All Levels
  • 6 Inch Diameter
  • Available In 12″ and 36″ Lengths

WHERE TO PURCHASE THE PREMIUM EVA FOAM ROLLER

The Premium EVA Foam Roller 36″x6″ is sold by Power Systems. Amazon has a wide selection of 36″ x 6″ low density foam rollers including a similar model to the one shown above


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