Veena
Date: May 20, 2011
This video will help you to prepare for successful stretching sessions. ALWAYS STRETCH BOTH SIDES OF THE BODY. Lessons are organized by muscle groups. foam roller lessons have been placed before each muscle group. Perform all lessons at once or pick and choose to focus on a particular muscle group. To maintain flexibility, stretch the muscle group you have worked after every workout. There are a few lessons for each muscle group. Feel free to use only one when stretching to save time. To increase flexibility perform these lessons 1 to 3 times per week, with a day of rest in between. DO NOT TRAIN FOR FLEXIBILITY EVERYDAY! You may gently stretch everyday after a workout. hold a stretch for the number of breaths suggested or personalize a stretch by holding it for a longer or shorter amount of time. you will have better results if stretches are not always held for the same amount of time for each session. the body likes variety.
luvleeI am excited for these! : )
May 20, 2011
dustbunny Paid MemberMe too, will have to renew!
May 20, 2011
nellynutVery pleased thankyou veena x
May 21, 2011
TwinkletoesThis is great and really vital information! So important!!! Thanks you.
May 21, 2011
TrixxxieYes! Thanks Veena!
Jun 12, 2011
Tali KatHi, I just wanted a bit of clarification on stretching vs flexibility, to make sure I do it right. So the exercises you have in the stretching section, are they considered to be stretching or flexibility? I understand you shouldn't do flex training every day, but I like the idea of doing light gentle stretches on rest days. I just want to know whats 'safe' to do on rest days and whats best to do for flexibility sessions.
Also, when you do light stretches on a rest day, is it still good to use the beginner warm up or something similar before you go into them? Thanks muchly!! :D
Mar 3, 2012
VeenaYou can use any of the stretches as stretches (done lightly after workouts any day) but you should still be warm. Stretching a cold muscle is like trying to stretch an uncooked noodle. *snap* These stretches can also be used as flexiblity training, this is classified as ( longer intence sessions, that require very warm muscles)
Mar 3, 2012
VeenaIf you're always feeling sore after just light stretching then you may be going to far into the stretch.
Mar 3, 2012
maurer roseThe hot shower is a great idea. I was feeling under the weather today and didn't feel like any cardio, but a hot shower and a hot cup of tea with some light stretching was just the ticket!
Mar 18, 2012
VeenaI'm about to go take a hot both and do some stretching too!
Mar 18, 2012
AmyLynWould it be ok to train for flexibility everyday if you switched muscle groups or is it still too hard on your body?
May 18, 2012
Veenayou could, if you were sure of which muscle groups you're using. Many stretches will use several muscles at once. :)
May 18, 2012
AmyLynlol I thought of that after I posted. Oops! Oh well, now that I finally got my pole, I can sign up for your lessons and just follow along instead of trying to figure it out myself : )
May 18, 2012
SaschaPolesI just love these lessons!
Dec 2, 2013
NettieMarie79Very simple and concise explanations. Wonderful! Just as with the conditioning exercises, I've seen people try to do without stretching, or go beyond their level of flexibility, and cause themselves hurt or damage during their exercise. There is definetly a difference to be noted when stretching or working on flexibility in a cold vs warm vs hit room...and in intimate/dance apparel vs light short legged/sleeved clotges vs yoga pants/shirts. Not only do these things effect your muscles/body...but also how your body interacts with the pole.
Mar 10, 2014
Krissykiki Paid Member
your lessons are so wonderful! I had no idea how thorough your strengthening routine was.
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