Stretching can be very important for many conditions or simply maintaining a healthy body! A specific and well performed stretching routine can be very effective. There are many ways to perform many different stretches. My personal favorites are the large, major muscle group stretches for the Chest, Latissimus Dorsi, Gluteal muscles, Hamstrings and Hip Flexor muscles.
The first three in my routine can be done in succession with little requirement to move to change the stretch. This is perfect for minimising the total time spent stretching. Note that the Hip Flexor stretch is stretching one side, however to easily move to the following stretches from that position, you will be stretching the other side. This isn’t a problem; just repeat the routine for the other side!
Feel free to use the list as your own, or ad-lib any at will. The important thing is you know what you are trying to achieve and are able to do that.
If you have any particular muscles, or other areas that you believe you need to focus on, feel free to contact us at Bodytrack and arrange a time to talk to one of our Accredited Exercise Physiologists in Toowong, Brisbane. Also, check out www.facebook.com/bodytrack for more regular health and fitness tips, updates and Bodytrack offers!