New Stretching Workout

I hope you are having a nice September so far. Where did our summer go?

This is just a not to let you know that there is a new Stretching Workout available for you. This workout includes stretches for the hamstrings, quadriceps, piriformis, psoas, and more. It is appropriate for adults and athletes.

In relation to gymnastics… Many gymnasts do not stretch the piriformis or psoas muscles, but they stretch the adductors (straddle) and hamstrings (pike) among other muscles. They even “over stretch” the hamstrings, but most often neglect the hip flexors (psoas) and quadriceps.
The great imbalance in flexibility may cause problems with performance and lower body health. For example, when a gymnast performs a split leap or a back walkover and the leading leg shifts outwards, (as if about to “straddle”) it could be the result of tight piriformis muscles. Many gymnasts are unaware that this may lead to an unsafe situation on balance beam. If the gymnast’s leading leg sways outward during a split leap it could be difficult for her to bring that front leg back in line to land safely on the beam. It is imperative that the gymnast stretch and condition all of the lower body muscles for the most safe gymnastics experience.

This stretching workout will help the gymnast learn how to stretch the muscles most often neglected, the psoas, quadriceps, and piriformis. For safety and health, your gymnast must stretch all muscles in the lower body. Another point, when the gymnast only stretches in one direction she may feel hip or knee pain over the course of time. Any gymnast with pain must be seen by a doctor. If tight muscles are the cause of the pain this stretching workout should help. Always check with the doctor or physical therapist if stretching an area with chronic pain.

Visit www.LegsPlusWorkouts.com to go directly to the Animated Training Programs page on our website, www.GymnasticsStuff.com.

And besides the Stretching Workout you can download many gymnastics conditioning, speed, Legs Plus, and other sports and fitness workouts. There is even a sample workout for you to download at no cost.

And did you know that I offer web based training? I create workouts based on YOUR goals. The animated workouts are emailed directly to you on a weekly basis.

Let me know how I can help you…

Karen Goeller
888-496-8749
www.KarenGoeller.com
www.GymnasticsStuff.com
www.SwingSetFitness.com
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