Category: Stretching specific Body Areas

Psoas/Iliopsoas Stretches

| August 12, 2013 | 4 Replies
Psoas/Iliopsoas Stretches

The iliopsoas area’s most important muscle is psoas and this muscle can be the reason for inflexibility in that area, bad posture and lower back pain (more info). Unfortunately, because of their location in the human body, their tendency to stiffen is greater compared to other muscle groups, and that predisposition becomes even greater due […]

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Achilles Tendon Stretches

| August 7, 2013 | Reply
Achilles Tendon Stretches

Achilles tendon is commonly affected by inflammation and strain, either due to the physical degeneration or excessive use (for example, strenuous work-out programs, running, jogging, playing basketball or tennis etc.) and inappropriate footwear; in addition, stiff calf and hamstring muscles can also lead to that disorder, known as achilles tendonitis. To cope with the situation, you […]

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Shoulder Stretches

| August 2, 2013 | Reply
Shoulder Stretches

Tight shoulders are a common problem for many people today, posing serious hindrances to the accomplishment of ordinary movements of the upper part of the body and sometimes resulting in distressing situations, which further tighten the shoulders muscles. Luckily, all this unpleasant scenario can be resolved to a very satisfactory extend with some basic stretching […]

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Knee Stretches

| July 31, 2013 | Reply
Knee Stretches

Knee stretches are considered by a large majority of physiotherapists and trainers as a very effective way for fortifying the tendons and joints around the knees and preventing them from being over-tightened. Belonging to the larger category of leg stretches, the following exercises can greatly benefit equally ordinary people and runners or athletes, although they […]

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Glute Stretches

| July 30, 2013 | Reply
Glute Stretches

Having strong glutes is vital for the proper and untroubled movement of your whole body whereas it plays a major role in avoiding injuries and alleviating from painful conditions. Unfortunately, stretching that specific body area is often neglected – even by those who engage into intense cardiovascular workouts (and naturally make great use of the […]

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Arm Stretches

| July 29, 2013 | Reply
Arm Stretches

Arm stretches can be implemented as a complementary exercising program for people who work out or as a main stretching routine for easing their muscles and ligaments, delivering greater range of motions and more uncomplicated execution of everyday activities. The Area Initially, extending your arms or picking up an item may seem one of the […]

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Iliotibial Band (ITB) Stretches

| July 27, 2013 | Reply
Iliotibial Band (ITB) Stretches

Stretching the iliotibial band (ITB) is very useful for people who are encountering knee and hip pain (medically known as Iliotibial Band Syndrome); this disorder can be caused by many reasons, such as overusing, bad running habits, mechanical imbalances or poor flexibility of the tissue or of other surrounding muscles, and it is usually described […]

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Chest Stretches

| July 26, 2013 | Reply
Chest Stretches

As with every muscle group, the chest muscles have a tendency to shorten and tighten due to many reasons (sitting or standing in bad postures for long hours, engaging in strenuous work-out programs etc.). That kind of stiffness can, in turn, affect your upper body, limiting its range of motion and resulting in a sense […]

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Quadriceps Stretches

| July 25, 2013 | Reply
Quadriceps Stretches

Quadriceps stretching is an extremely effective way of releasing the tension and stiffness which accumulates in the quadriceps, impeding millions of people worldwide from performing relatively simple activities (walking, climbing steps etc.) or more complicated and strenuous ones (running, cycling, doing aerobics etc.); in more severe cases, the stiffness on these muscles can be a […]

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Wrist Stretches

| July 24, 2013 | Reply
Wrist Stretches

Wrist stretches are a very useful “tool” for increasing flexibility of the muscles which cross the wrist and thus restoring its unobstructed movement. Particularly in the contemporary working reality, which forces a constantly increasing number of people spend a massive amount of time sitting in front of a computer, causing repetitive strains – mainly carpal […]

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