260221 The basics of stretching-Isometric stretches part 5 of 5

260221 The basics of stretching-Isometric stretches part 5 of 5 One of the most used isometric stretches is for the calf muscles, the ones at the bottom back of your lower leg. Isometric, as the name implies means without movement. The muscles are contracting but neither lengthening nor shortening in the process, thus there isn’t … Continue reading 260221 The basics of stretching-Isometric stretches part 5 of 5

190221 The basics of stretching-part 4 of 5

So, you’re heading out for a run or walk, and like many others who think they are helping to prevent an injury from happening, you decide to get a few stretches in before starting out. The first thing you probably do is grab a foot, pull it up to your buttocks, and stand there for … Continue reading 190221 The basics of stretching-part 4 of 5

120221 The basics of stretching part 3 of 5

The basics of stretching-the passive stretch So, you’re heading out for a run or walk, and like many others who think they are helping to prevent an injury from happening, you decide to get a few stretches in before starting out. The first thing you probably do is grab a foot, pull it up to … Continue reading 120221 The basics of stretching part 3 of 5

050221 The basics of stretching-part 2 of 5

The basics of stretching-the static stretch So, you’re heading out for a run or walk, and like many others who think they are helping to prevent an injury from happening, you decide to get a few stretches in before starting out. The first thing you probably do is grab a foot, pull it up to … Continue reading 050221 The basics of stretching-part 2 of 5

290121 The basics of stretching part 1 of 5

The basics of stretching So, you’re heading out for a run or walk, and like many others who think they are helping to prevent an injury from happening, you decide to get a few stretches in before starting out. The first thing you probably do is grab a foot, pull it up to your buttocks, … Continue reading 290121 The basics of stretching part 1 of 5

291120 The prayer stretch

The prayer stretch is a very comfortable move and one that gives a good stretch in the lower back and upper torso. Go easy on these and just enjoy the relaxed feeling they provide. Here are a few from the floor to the bench. None of these stretches are fast moves. Just gradually settle into them and feel the stretch on your shoulders and upper back.

151120 The dynamic warmup sequence-Video

141120 The dynamic warm up sequence-Video https://videopress.com/v/E3MudPFJ?preloadContent=metadata Or go here to see it on Vimeo (if it does not run as is): https://vimeo.com/472309056 Dynamic warmups prepare the body in a manner that is conducive to preventing injury. Functional movements that mimic the actual playing conditions of power output in the gym, on the field or … Continue reading 151120 The dynamic warmup sequence-Video

281020 How to Increase Flexibility and Range of Motion? By Brad Walker

Are you suffering from tight hamstrings, stiff hips, or an aching back? Finding it a little hard to put your socks on, or get out of the car? It’s time to loosen up. Flexibility and mobility are two especially important aspects of fitness. They help you move and exercise better, prevent injuries, and reduce muscle and joint pain.