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Fitness Exercise - Stretching Sequences

With the loads of battering our bodies take each day, it would be relaxing to get into a really Good Stretching Session to release all of that accumulated tension. The following Stretching Sequences are suggestions to Having a Good and Relaxing Stretch. Keep in mind that the duration times of each exercise are merely suggested minimums. When your body becomes accustomed to a particular stretch, you can increase the duration time of each exercise to lengthen a particular stretch.

Stretch sequence for the entire body
For this stretching sequence, maintain a slow and controlled breathing all throughout. The calculated stretching time is 7-10 minutes.

Stretch Duration
Neck stretch
Shoulder stretch
Triceps stretch
Chest stretch
Upper back
Calf stretch
Hip flexor
Standing hamstring stretch
Adductor stretch
Spine Rotation
Lower back
Glute stretch
Prone quadriceps stretch
8-10 seconds
10 seconds
10 seconds
10 seconds
8-10 seconds
10-15 seconds
10-12 seconds
8 seconds
10-15 seconds
8-10 seconds
8-10 seconds
8-10 seconds
10-12 seconds


Stretch sequence for the lower body

If you have been out walking or running, or maybe have just been intensely working out your lower body, and still have a lot of time to stretch, the following stretch sequence will provide you with a major lower body stretch. The calculated stretching time is around 5-7 minutes.

Stretch Duration
Calf stretch
Hip flexor
Adductor stretch
Abductor stretch
Spine rotation
Lower back stretch
Glute stretch
Prone hamstring stretch
Prone quadriceps stretch
10-15 seconds
10-12 seconds
10-15 seconds
12-15 seconds
8-10 seconds
8-10 seconds
8-10 seconds
8-10 seconds
10-12 seconds


Standing stretch sequence for the on-the-go

This suggested stretching sequence is for those people who have a very busy schedule and do not have time for a full-body stretch. The following standing exercises, although they are not time consuming, stretches all the major muscles. This quick sequence is also an ideal cool down after a fast walk, a run, or even a game of football. The calculated stretching time is around 5 minutes.

Stretch Duration
Shoulder stretch
Chest stretch
Upper back stretch
Calf stretch
Standing hamstring stretch
Standing quadriceps stretch
8-10 seconds
10 seconds
8-10 seconds
10-15 seconds
8 seconds
8-10 seconds

It would be relaxing to get into a really Good Stretching Session to release all of that accumulated tension our bodies take each day.

 
 
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