This comprehensive post-workout stretch focuses on the calves and hamstrings, glutes, quads and hip flexors, chest, shoulders and triceps.
Category - Flexibility
The flexibility sequences are focused primarily on static stretching plus some dynamic movement and relaxation techniques. The objectives are to increase flexibility, improve range of motion, reduce tension and alleviate pain.
This gentle post-workout sequence stretches out the ankles, calves, hamstrings, hip flexors, groin, glutes, piriformis, chest and shoulders.
Practice this static stretching sequence after your workout to lengthen and release tension in the muscles that you've been working.
The first half of this routine focuses on increasing mobility in the spine and upper body and the second half on opening up the hips and groin.
You don't need any equipment for this standing sequence so you can practice it in your hotel, at work or even at the airport.
In this sequence, we break down some of the basic yoga postures. You can practice it over and over until you feel like you have them mastered.
In this routine, we break down the basic yoga poses, as well as Sun Salutation A—a classic series of postures linked together into a flow.
In this sequence, we break down the basic yoga poses to stretch the hips, calves, hamstrings, glutes, triceps, shoulders and spine.
In this back-bending sequence, we flex and extend the spine before moving through progressively deeper and more intense backbends.
This sequence has you covered for loosening up the hips—hip flexors, glutes, piriformis, groin and adductors. It's one of my favourites.
In this sequence, we flow through Sun Salutation A + B, Lunge Salute and a hip-opening Sun Salutation to stretch muscles throughout the body.
Depending on the flexibility of your quads and hip flexors, this sequence is either going to be incredibly hard or a walk in the park.
In this sequence we open up the hip flexors, stretch the chest and activate the glutes, in preparation for one of the deepest yoga backbends.
If tight hips are an issue for you, cycle through multiple different hip-opening sequences so that you don't get stuck in repeating patterns.
This sequence combines twists and sidebends to stretch muscles throughout the body. Make sure that you are warmed up before you start.
In yoga, forward bends are how we stretch the ankles, calves and hamstrings but please take care to modify if you have lower back issues.
In this sequence, we flow through some deeper hip openers—Lizard, Half Frog and Reclining Butterfly. It sounds like a trip to the zoo.
This sequence includes some more advanced backbends. Please be cautious, taking the modified version of any pose that feels out of reach.
In this routine, I break down Sun Salutation A—a classic sequence of poses that you will find in many hatha and vinyasa yoga classes.
Sidebends stretch muscles throughout the body, improve spinal mobility and alleviate pain in the lower back, shoulders and neck.
Legendary CrossFit trainer and physical therapist, Kelly Starrett, advises athletes to: "Spend as much time in a lunge as you can."
This pain-relieving, Flexibility sequence combines standing, seated and reclining twists. Move slowly and mindfully through the poses.
This sequence focuses on spinal extension. Backbends counteract the rounding-forward seated position so prevalent in the modern workplace.
In this sequence, we'll focus on the calves, hamstrings, spine, lats and shoulders. It's great for relieving upper and lower back pain.
In this beginner yoga sequence, we increase flexibility in muscles throughout the body and get to know some of the basic yoga poses.