We are happy to provide you with a list of stretching videos below. They are grouped by areas of the body. Stretching expert Bob Anderson says that stretching should never hurt; you should only feel "mild discomfort".
Would you like a list of printable stretches? Please send an email with "stretches" in the subject line. FitEllen@aol.com
Our favorite stretching book is: "Stretching" by Bob Anderson. You will see several different stretches for most parts of the body. This will allow you to customize your stretching program. Bob Anderson has custom pages for a LOT of different sports. He has also added recommendations for non-athletic concerns, like "Desk and Computer" stretches. This book should be available through an online search.
If you don't see your area of concern, please contact me. Thank you!
The Door Stretch - This is good for your legs, low back and hips.
The Sock Stretch - This stretch targets your upper hips and low backand will help your hamstring range of motion as well.
The Sock & Rock Stretch - See the standing Sock Stretch to learn how this should feel. You can do this variation on a rug or in bed.
The Pretzel Stretch - This is good for stretching one hip at a time, either on the floor OR in a chair.
The Ace bandage stretch - This is for your calf or the bottom of your foot (plantar) or both. You'll want to get a six foot Ace bandage; the original type that does NOT stick to itself.
Lat stretch. Do this on a counter top for your Lats
Chest and back stretch. Hold on to a door frame or gym equipment.
The Air Travel Stretch - This video has great tips (they were NEW to me!) about sitting and stretching in those tiny airplane seats! Be sure to view this before your next airplane trip.