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.
You can download your choice of "Daily stretches" by Bob Anderson, and/or download some chair yoga/stretching/Bob & Brad routines below.
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.
We now have a chair yoga/stretching routine for you! You can download the routine here AND we have a instructional video guide. Please print out the routine before you watch the video. This will allow you to take some notes. Hope this helps! Our resources include Bob Anderson, Christian D'Arrigo ("Chair Yoga") and Bob & Brad, (YouTube Physical Therapists).
Chair yoga video:
Chest and back stretch. Hold on to a door frame or gym equipment.
Lat stretch. Do this on a counter top for your Lats
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.
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.
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