By Jay Blahnik

Enhance flexibility, stability, and power in 3 steps! simply the Full-Body Flexibility process blends the easiest stretching equipment from yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and activities education into stretching sequences on your each want. during this up-to-date version, you’ll locate one hundred seventy five stretches and 23 workouts to help you take those steps: • enhance muscle tissues to help your physique and maximize all your diversity of movement. • improve flexibility by means of tough your muscle mass with a number of thoughts. • stability muscle tissues in opposing muscle tissue on either side of your physique. Use the book’s step by step guide and distinctive full-color picture sequences to reinforce your body’s ordinary stream, lessen muscular rigidity, improve joints, increase posture, and take your athletic functionality to new heights. no matter if you’re trying to increase total health or just looking for a greater option to stretch, Full-Body Flexibility is your consultant for staying lively, fit, soreness loose, and damage loose.

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If you are unable to perform the stretch as shown in the photo, you likely have a tight (or limited) range of motion for that stretch. If you can move farther in the direction of the stretch (with good technique) than the photo, you likely have exceptional range of motion for that stretch and around the joint(s). Your goal should be to maximize your range of motion for each stretch. If you can perform a stretch only with a tight range of motion, your goal should be to practice and perform the stretch working toward an ideal range of motion.

Squeeze the shoulder blades together and pull the elbows back. Hold the stretch for 10 to 30 seconds. Exhale deeply while moving into the farthest point of the stretch; then breathe evenly while holding the stretch. active Dynamic Chest Expansion Pectorals Hold the elbows at shoulder height with the fingers near the ears. Squeeze the shoulder blades together and pull the elbows back. Release the stretch by bringing the elbows in front of the ears. Each repetition of the sequence should take 1 to 3 seconds.

Release the stretch by lifting the head to neutral position. Repeat on the other side. Each repetition of the sequence should take 1 to 3 seconds. Repeat as a continuous, controlled, fluid sequence 10 to 12 times. Exhale while dropping the chin toward the armpit; inhale each time the stretch is released. passive Reach Behind Head Tilt Trapezius Stand with the feet apart and arms next to the body. Slowly drop the head to one side. Reach behind and pull down on the wrist of the opposite arm. Hold the stretch for 10 to 30 seconds.

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