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JEANETTE NAULT FLEXIBILITY WORKOUT

SHOULDER STRETCH WITH TOWEL

Description: This move starts in standing. You will hold the towel with 1 arm that will lift above your head causing the towel to be placed behind your back. Then with the other arm you will reach behind your back for the towel. Work your hands towards each other using the towel as a guide to bring them closer together. When you have reached as closely together as you can, use the upper hand to pull the towel slightly up to give an extra stretch to the lower hand behind your back.

Goal: 15 sec hold x 2 reps each arm

BODY ROLLS FOR TIGHT CALVES

Description: This stretch begins while standing, perform a body roll paying CLOSE attention to not allow your bottom to shift backwards. Put your bottom against a wall with your feet 2-3 inches away from the wall to hold yourself accountable. You should feel a strong stretch in the back of your calves.

Goal: 5 body rolls with 15 second holds

Only lower as far as you can while keeping your knees straight

FRONT SPLIT WITH EXTERNAL ROTATION

Description: This move starts by placing the stretching leg onto a raised surface at chest height or higher. The surface needs to be on the outside of the leg so that as you lean forward you are stretching away from the midline of the body.

Goal: 30 second holds x 4 reps each leg

Try placing your foot on a lower surface around stool height

SEATED HAMSTRING STRETCH

Description: This stretch begins while sitting on the edge of a supporting surface. Straighten one leg and bring your toes up. Keep your back straight while leaning forward over your straight leg. You should feel a strong stretch in the back of your thigh. 

Goal: 30 second holds x 4 reps each leg

UPPER TRAP STRETCH

Description: Begin by sitting on one of your hands. You will lower your head (ear to shoulder) in the oppposite direction then tilt your nose down towards the floor.

Goal: 15 sec holds x 4 reps each side.

ABDOMINAL STRETCH -> CHILD'S POSE

Hold for ~10 sec x 5 reps each move. Don’t hold for 1-2 min like the video says. 

GOAL: feel a stretch in your abdominal wall