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Short and Sweet Flexibility Workout

Short and Sweet Flexibility Workout

Bill Wock

Short and Sweet Flexibility Workout

As a trainer, one of my biggest challenges is getting my clients to increase their flexibility. Many of my clients work at their desks for 4-10 hours a day. When you are sitting for that long your muscles are going to get tighter no matter what you do. Or many times if clients start to gain flexibility, they go on vacation for a week and lose it.

Well worry not! Listed below is a series of flexibility movements to help you increase your flexibility and range of motion in your joints! The best time to do these movements is after a hot shower so your muscles are already warmed up and will get more of a benefit from the movements.

If you have any questions about a specific muscle or joint that you want to increase its flexibility/range of motion feel free to shoot us a message.

Leg Swings
Begin with forward leg swings. Find something to hold for balance. Start off swinging your leg backwards and forwards as high and as far back as you comfortably can. Do 20 swings and then switch legs.

Walking knee hug
Walking down the length of the room pulling your knee up towards your torso, Step forward and repeat 10 each side.

Walking Quad Stretch
Doing the exact opposite as above walking down the length of the room pulling your ankle up towards your butt, step forward and repeat 10 each side.

Spiderman stretch 
Starting in pushup position bringing your foot up to the side next to your hand. Hold it for about 5 seconds each 5 times on each leg.

Quad stretch 
Starting on all fours, you place your foot on a stationary object like a couch or table, the other foot is flat on the floor. Lean your torso back and if you want to add more continue to lean backwards and shift your bodyweight forwards. Hold for 30 seconds each side.

Chest Stretch 
Find a door frame hands grabbing on either side bending your elbows putting one foot in front and lean forwards, holding it for 30 seconds.