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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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.

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

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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