What is Stretching?

Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon (or muscle group) is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle’s felt elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone.

Here are some examples exercises:

  • Walking Quad Stretch

  • Walking Knee Hugs (Stretch Activation for Glutes)

  • Inverted Toe Stretch (Stretch Activation for Hamstrings)

  • Straight Leg March (Hip Flexor Activation/Hamstring and Glute Stretch)

  • Ankle Pops (Ankle Activation)

  • Butt Kickers (Activation of Hamstrings, Dynamic Stretch of Quads)

  • High Knees Running (Activate Hip Flexor, Dynamic Stretch Glutes)

  • Straight Lunge Walk (Activation and Dynamic Stretch of Quads, Glutes, Hamstrings, and Hip Flexors)

  • Lunge Walk with Rotation (Stretch Activation of Glutes, Hip Flexor, Obliques, Hamstrings, Quads)

  • Lunge Walk with Reach Toward Lead Leg (Stretch Activation of Glutes, Hip Flexors, Obliques, Quads, Trunk Musculature)

  • Lunge Walk with Reach Away from Lead Leg (Stretch Activation of Obliques, Hip Flexors, Trunk)

  • Under the Fence (Stretch Activation for Hip Abductors & Groin)

  • Skater Lunge Walk (Activation for Hip Flexors, and Groins)

  • Balanced Leg Swings (Activation of Hip Flexors and Groins)

  • Low Push Lateral (Activation of Hip Abductors, Quad, Groins)

  • Reverse Lunge to Pop-Up (Activation of Hip Flexors, Quads, and Glutes)

  • Skate Hop (Motor Pattern Activation and Balance)