Flexibility
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General Flexibility Needs

3 Chapters 13 Lessons

About this course

Here are 2 sequences of stretches that will help you with your flexibility and movement.

The first sequence is a general fundamental program for all-over basic flexibility. These 6 exercises address the most common problem areas for the majority of people.

The second is a restorative sequence of 4 exercises for those of us who spend a lot of time in front of a desk or in front of a steering wheel. 

To get the most out of these, you must first learn how to stretch so do that lesson first!

Then you need to go through each individual exercise to understand what they are about.

Once you are familiar with the stretching protocol and stretches, you can then just do them in order or you can use the follow along routines.The follow along routines also show different progressions/regressions for each exercise so if you are not quite as flexible as you want to be right now, then there are options for you.

Course Structure

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How to Stretch 1 Lesson

Stretching Protocol

How to Stretch

There are different ways to stretch, but it all boils down to 2 basic types: dynamic and static.

We will use both to fully stimulate changes in your flexibility in each session. You will use this method to gently but progressively improve your ability to perform the exercises and attain an increased range of motion.

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General Daily Routine 7 Lessons

Longsitting Stretch

Target Muscles

Chest, shoulders, biceps, thoracic spine, hamstrings.

Seated Mid Thorax Rotation

Target Muscles

Spinal rotators, rhomboids, obliques, abdominals.

Kneeling Lunge A

Target Muscles

Hip flexors, quadriceps, hip internal rotators.

Modified Pigeon

Target Muscles

Hip rotators, hip extensors.

Shoulder Internal Rotation (in extension)

Target Muscles

Shoulder external rotators, anterior shoulder, chest.

Camel

Target Muscles

Abdominals, hip flexors.

General Daily Follow Along Routine

This sequence is a general fundamental program for all-over basic flexibility. These 6 exercises address the most common problem areas for the majority of people.

Following along with the routine here will take you 23 minutes.

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Desk Jockey 5 Lessons

Cobra

Target Muscles

Abdominals, hip flexors.

Kneeling Lunge A

Target Muscles

Hip flexors, quadriceps, hip internal rotators.

Camel

Target Muscles

Hip flexors, abdominals, chest, anterior shoulders, biceps.

Prone Scaption Rotation

Target Muscles

Chest, deltoids, biceps.

Desk Jockey Follow Along Routine

This is a restorative sequence for those of us who spend a lot of time in front of a desk or in front of a steering wheel. The act of sitting has recently been accused of being worse for us than smoking. Though I believe this is a gross exaggeration, it's not untrue to say that sitting for hours at a time is indeed not the best thing for us.

These four exercises counteract the seated position, with an emphasis on spinal extension and lengthening the hip flexors.

Following along with the routine here will take you 15 minutes.

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