This major problem in people’s physical status—hamstring flexibility—might have an easy answer. Try this!
When most of us think about “Stretching” before or after a workout, we more than likely are thinking of Static Stretching, the practice of holding for a period of time to increase range of motion, done when muscles are already warm and you are finished with your work out. However, there’s another form of stretching we use….Dynamic Stretching. Dynamic Stretching prepares the body for activity, kind of like how warming up on the treadmill or an elliptical does. However when people dynamically stretch, they are moving their bodies in all different kinds of ranges of motion and all planes, allowing the body to be fully prepared for any activity, whereas a treadmill or elliptical works only one or two ranges of motion in only one specific plane.
Certified Personal Trainers Paul Kelly and Alison Key demonstrate a series of stretches to work on the hamstrings. Check it out to see how easy it can be.
Here is the first of the seven daily exercises broken down in individualized form. Certified personal trainer Paul Kelly and PT grad student Amanda Kelly teach the proper form of the basic exercise everyone should be able to do—the body weight squat. Click below to ”Get Busy Living!”
Haven’t got time to work out at a gym? We may have an answer for you in this entry. Certified Personal trainer Paul Kelly and PT graduate student Amanda Kelly present in detail seven daily exercises that you can do at home to work all areas of your body. This comprehensive look at all seven exercises will later be broken down into individual segments, just in case you may need to focus on certain areas. For now, though, Get Busy Living!