My client Cheryl could not do this dynamic stretch 5 weeks ago. She is thrilled to be able to get her ROM back. She even surprised herself by running up the stairs in her house! I am love hearing this. Her knee pain, past tense, was caused by inactivity.
When all you have is 10 minutes to throw something together and you’re starving, these are perfect and perfectly satisfying. I garnish them with a sprig of Bok Choy or ‘super greens’ which provides more nutrients than regular lettuce. Everything. Is organic of course. And yes, that’s a slice of jalapeño and red pepper for some zing! Enjoy.
I use this stretch with my clients following a general warm-up or cardiovascular workout:
Here, I am doing a ‘dynamic’ meaning ‘moving’ stretch as I travel down the room, opening up, warming & increasing blood flow to my hips, knees, ankles & back. Keep the back as neutral as possible. Avoid rounding. It requires a bit of balance as you stand up from this position on one leg, step forward and lunge foward into the other with support from the hand on the floor. This is also fantastic used as a mid-run stretch.
You know what they say about apples?! But I’ve never been wild about them (love blueberries), so.. I challenged myself to start eating one a day, and now I’m hooked. That, guys and gals, is how a habit changes (if you really want it to change and I did) for the good!
Check out our monster fan! Plus, we have a great cross breeze always at AREA 44 Fitness. And, if you’re looking for a fantastic, supportive, super light running shoe (I use mine for everything), check out the Hoka’s. No minimalist shoe here. They’re just what I need having had 2 hip surgeries years ago. It’s like walking or running or squatting & lunging on air. You fly!
I have some great golfers as clients as well as many older (50+) clients. Here is my client Chris driving. She’s an amazing golfer. In the second pic I’m demonstrating a rotational exercise for my golfing clients. We concentrate on hip power, balance and injury prevention. With my older clients, it’s staying pain-free while regaining the ability to do the things they used to be able to do.