Wednesday, 24 August 2011

TRX Training

Check out this intense move designed to fire up your core!

Stretch Towards Better Health

Stretching is a powerful part of any exercise program and very helpful for your overall health and well being.
Regular stretching increases flexibility, improves range of motion, circulation, and relieves stress. In addition, it can help prevent injury.Take time to stretch after your workout and make sure to do the following ...

Target major muscle groups -  Focus on your calves, thighs, hips, lower back, neck and shoulders. Also stretch muscles and joints that you routinely use when working out.
Warm up first, stretch after - Consider stretching again after you exercise when your muscles are warm and more receptive to stretching.
Take your time - It takes time to lengthen tissues safely. Hold each stretch for about 30 seconds, and then repeat on the other side. Do each stretch three or four times.
Focus on pain-free - Expect to feel tension while you're stretching. If it hurts, you've gone too far. Back off to the point where you don't feel any pain, then hold the stretch. 
Breathe - Don't hold your breath while you're stretching.