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


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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Home Fitness Equipment: OPTP Stretch Out Strap

CATEGORY: Flexibility

OPTP Stretch Out Strap with Loops

HOW TO USE ITThe OPTP Stretch Out Strap measures 6′ 4″ in length. It’s made of strong woven nylon with 10 individual loop handles   The loops allow an easy grip, without slipping.  The strap is sold with an exercise instruction manual and a mobile app.


PORTABILITYLightweight.  Travels anywhere: gym, office, business trip, vacation, outdoors.  Lightweight.  Weighs about 4 ounces.  Makes a great stocking stuffer.

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BENEFITS: Well-made, and very durable.  Will last for years. Reduces risk of injury.  Designed for all fitness levels., The Stretch Out Strap allows performance of unassisted stretching with greater control, while making stretching easier and more enjoyable. 

TYPE OF WORKOUT: The Stretch Out Strap is used for stretching routines, for your back, hamstrings, quadriceps, shoulders, and other muscle groups.  It allows you to loosen tight muscles, thereby improving range of motion for sports, Yoga, Pilates, or everyday activities.

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Virtual Yoga: How To Do A Lunge Hip Opener

The Yoga Lunge Hip Opener, stretches the inner hips, back, calf, and sole of back foot. Bring right leg forward and align knee directly over ankle. Curl toes under on back foot. Hold stretch 20-30 seconds. Repeat on left side.
Modification: 1) Drop back knee to mat with knee under hip. 2) Rest both hands or arms on a Yoga block.

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

The Lunge Stretch for Tight Hips

The Lunge Stretch

This is an excellent basic stretch to help open the hips. If you practice Yoga and have difficulty with hip openers, make the Lunge Stretch part of your regular stretching routine.  This stretch targets the iliopsoas muscle.

Lunge Stretch
Lunge Stretch

How To Do the Lunge Stretch

  1. Get onto all fours.
  2. Bring your right leg forward within your ability. You may have to align your right knee directly under your right hip, unless you have more flexibility, and can bring your leg further back.
  3. Place your hands on either side of your right foot.
  4. Hold the Lunge Stretch for 15 to 20 seconds.
  5. Repeat the stretch on the left side.

How To Modify the Lunch Stretch

  • If you have difficulty reaching the mat, place a Yoga block under each hand.
  • Place a folded towel under your knee for added cushioning.

Yoga Blocks
Yoga Blocks

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