Following on from an earlier post on Dynamic Stretching this weeks video blog explains how to stretch your calves in a dynamic manner specifically for running or walking.For a personalised dynamic stretching routine click here
Have you ever looked at a child and marvelled at how flexible they are? Been jealous of their ability to fall over and bounce right back up again? Have you ever wished that your body still had some of that youthful elasticity that kids demonstrate every day? Have you ever wondered how much better you would move, walk , run and play now if you did?
Following on from an earlier post on Dynamic Stretching this weeks video blog explains how to stretch your glutes in a dynamic manner specifically for running .
I have detailed a few ways to increase the stretch in the forwards sideways and rotational directions. Whichever option feels the tightest is the one you should do more of.For a personalised dynamic stretching routine click here
I have discussed stretching in a number of blogs and in-particular the benefits of dynamic stretching. To most runners dynamic stretching consists of swinging your legs forward and back and side to side and kicking your bum with your heels. Whilst there is nothing wrong with this there are far more effective ways to go about it. This blog will go over the principles of dynamic stretching and show you how to dynamically stretch your hip flexors.
A while back I wrote a blog on stretching where I discussed the benefits of dynamic stretching in terms of warm up and injury prevention and the limitations of static stretching.
I have just discovered some new research that further condemns static stretching.
Before I discuss that I want you to think about why we stretch in the first place?
What is the point of stretching?