This week, we are stretching our hamstrings and again, this standing stretch can be done anywhere. We are also working on a variation of a squat that helps strengthen our legs in multiple planes.
For the month of June, we will be working on getting ourselves trail ready. Check out our stretches and moves all month and keep yourself safe out on your adventures.
This week, we are stretching out our quads with a standing stretch that can be done anywhere. Then we are keeping our hips (and knees) happy with a lateral hip strengthener.
All month long we have been giving you exercises and stretches to help you jump. In this final week, grab your jumprope (or use an imaginary one) and follow along as we get jumping and release your tired calves with this easy mobilization.
This week, we are releasing our feet to help keep them moving well as we increase our jumping. We are also adding some lower leg strength and balance with a version of a squat. Try them out.
This week, we are taking care of our ankles with a dynamic ankle stretch and then we are going to put those side-to-side swings we did last week to some use with some lateral hopping.
Jumping requires us to stay balanced as we move up and down. These 2 exercises help us strengthen the ankles and hips so that we are less likely to collapse when jumping.
This month we will be working on exercises that help with jumping and other dynamic movement. To start off, let’s open up our hips in an active way and the use a variation on a bridge to help engage the posterior chain of the body.
For this final week of Spine Month we are focusing on whole spine movements. The Spinal Twist stretch is up there in the top 10 of stretches. This full-body stretch is perfect after activity or right before bed. The Wall Peels exercise helps bring fluidity, movement, and awareness of movement to your spine.
This week we are focusing on the lumbar spine, or low back. The first stretch helps open up the sides of the low back while the second exercise provides some gentle movement to the low back while activating the core.
This week we are heading up to the cervical spine. Try this first stretch to relieve tension in the neck and shoulders. The 2nd exercise can help you correct that forward head posture you may have from too much phone and computer time.