Stretching

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Stretching videos and printable stretches

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". Bob also says you can "play with the angles" to customize your stretching experience. 

Printable stretches

 Would you like a list of printable stretches? Please send us an email with "stretches" in the subject line.  JohnR@MemorialWellness.com 

Our favorite stretching book...

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. 

Have a specific stretching question?

If you don't see your area of concern, please contact us. Thank you! 

upper body

Chest and back stretch. Hold on to a door frame or gym equipment. 

Lat stretch. Do this on a counter top for your Lats 

Lower body

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 - First, see the standing Sock Stretch to  learn how this should feel in your low back. 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.

other stretches

The Air Travel Stretch - This video has great tips (they were NEW to  us!) about sitting and stretching in those tiny airplane seats! Be sure to view this before your next airplane trip.