Photo Credit of Stacey: Angela Yap Lake Arrowhead Magazine
I have contributed over 30+ articles to the Huffington Post and many other publications. Thousands of clients from across the globe have adopted my miraculous flexibility method via online streaming courses, Skype, and in-person. Also designed Stacey Stretch Strap and Stacey Posture Strap to maximize results.
My intention is to eliminate all the confusion and misinformation around stretching and flexibility. Just showing stretches for flexibility without necessary details of how to implement them will not take you where you want to go. I will include my proven flexibility formula to share what is needed to transform flexibility safely without pain and the side effects will be helping to clear pain/injuries and increasing range of motion.
Just stretching on your own is not the best way to increase flexibility. Even if you stretch daily, you are probably wondering why you feel stuck. There are countless outdated generic stretching routines out there and random people on YouTube showing stretches that won’t bring you the solutions you are seeking. Very few truly understand the art and science to legitimately increase flexibility.
How to Get The Highest Flexibility Results:
Here are game changing details of how to use the best stretches for flexibility. What makes my flexibility training system yield the measurable results I am know for is because the magic is in every single little detail.
*You can search the internet for the best stretches but, if they are not done in the correct sequence then the body may not be prepared for what you are asking it to do. There is a specific order that helps the body open faster and without pain.
*There is a certain way to breathe that is a game changer in being able to stretch further, deeper and can add much more power to your performance in dance, martial artists, and all sports.
*Using walls, the best stretch strap Stacey Stretch Strap® and yoga blocks for support makes stretching and increasing range of motion a much more effective experience.
1. Chest Opener
2. Calf Stretch
3. Quad stretch
Make sure knee of back leg is turned under and foot is in line with knee. Push instep of foot into wall this will hold it in place with clean alignment. You can just stay in this position by continuing to breath and relax. Or if you feel you can go deeper inhale through your nose as you exhale out of your mouth (mentally tell low back to "let go" as you pull foot in towards your bottom. Use Stacey Stretch Strap to help control the stretch.
4. Hip Opener
Important: Protect your knees! Never ever press directly on knee, instead right under hip bone on very top on leg. Copyrighted material not to be reused without written permission.
5. Hip, Back & Hamstring Stretch:
Breathe your way to Flexibility:
Power of the Mind:
Do not ever push to the point of strain or the bad kind of pain. If you feel you have gone as far as you can stay in the stretch and start the breathing and sinking on the exhale process or if it feels painful come right out of the stretch and repeat.
How do I know if I am doing the stretch correctly?
It should feel like a deep moving massage as locked areas start to let go which enable you sink further into each stretch. When done properly you will experience a nice release happening where you previously felt locked up.
How long do I hold each stretch?
If stretch feels painful don’t hold it long rather repeat that stretch by coming all the way out of it and going back in multiple times. Each time you repeat a stretch the body should allow you to sink deeper into it.
Don’t try to force it by violently bouncing or someone pushing you. This is an outdated method that is dangerous and counterproductive.
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The Best Flexibility Products to Safely Increase Flexibility:
Yoga blocks allow you not skip out on a deeper stretch or the
perfect yoga pose just because your flexibility isn’t quite there yet. Blocks are one of the most useful accessories for beginners, but even advanced
yogis use yoga blocks for support in poses where it's needed. My blocks are ecofriendly soft foam yoga blocks
Stacey Posture Strap:
The Posture Strap can be used by anyone. Good posture is the body language of confidence and health. The benefits include better posture, decreased stress and tension, less joint and muscle pain, greater energy, increased breathing capacity, great for frozen shoulder and torn rotator cuff.
From the moment you put it on feel the tension release from neck and shoulders opening the heart and chest open giving a taller, straighter appearance.
Stacey Stretch Strap:
This stretch strap is the most effective tool is to increase flexibility, range of motion, and improves recovery of
the muscles. This will allow a much deeper stretch on upper and lower body with clean
alignment to create new muscle memory.
When I researched the market, I found them to be lacking in the essential elements of the correct level of resistance and tension. It also needed to be soft yet strong enough material to not painfully dig into skin and with the correct length and number of loops to suits all ages & heights.
So, I created it myself! My customers say it is the BEST STRETCHING STRAP ON THE MARKET! This custom designed stretch strap will provide you support needed to help stretch further than you ever thought possible, and fast.
Calf Master Stretcher:
The Bob will
increase speed, strength, ankle mobility, and vertical jump. It strengthens and
stretches muscles, tendons, ligaments, helps treat plantar
fasciitis, and is the ultimate lower leg solution. This simple, yet effective, device will
relieve your pain in no time. It also strengthens and tones the calves, as well
as trains your core.
No matter how much you stretch, sore muscles and Achilles’s tendons can hold you back. But there’s an innovative way to stretch every muscle in your lower body with this Calf Stretcher.
Whatever the fitness levels, the calf stretcher can be used
by anyone. You can target your calf muscles at both ends of their stretch
What is differentiates this calf master is that rocks back and forth to also work your core while delivering an excellent stretch to your calf muscles. It also improves vertical jump height, clears shin splits, and helps clear tender Achilles, foot, and lower leg pain.