Body maintenance is the new _____________. You fill in the blank. No matter who you are, or what you do in life, your body needs to have basic maintenance performed. The beautiful thing about the human body is that it is extremely resilient. You can abuse your body for years, even decades without serious repercussions. The big problem is, once your body can’t take it anymore you will know fast, sometimes with lasting repercussions in the form of pain and injury. The other beautiful thing is that if you properly care for your muscles, fascia, ligaments, nervous system tissue, bones, etc your body rewards you with feeling amazing almost all of the time, for decades and decades to come.
Equipment needed: 1. Foam Roller. 2. Padded Mat. Today we are working on the flexibility, mobility, and stability of your hips and back. We are starting off with a muscle/fascia release for your hamstrings. Next, we are moving on to end-range stretch isometrics for your hamstrings. The key with these are to push your hips back as far as possible to get into your maximal stretch before starting to contract these muscles. Next we have end-range stretch isometrics in a 90/90 position. Remember when you are folding over your front leg, keep your belly button pointed toward your ankle. We are finishing up with a movement that will activate all of your muscles that surround your spine and will stretch out every spinal vertebrae. The key is to move one spinal vertebrae at a time as if you are making a wave of motion up and down your back. Have fun guys!
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