Lee Zohlman talks about stretching and then goes over some partner stretches.
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Stretching, it's a vital part of your chosen sport. Stretching can help you prevent injury. It can also improve your range of motion, and it can help you improve your power, speed, and agility. So get out your stretching nets, take your shoes off and come stretch with us. One of the great things about being a multi-sport athlete is that you can work out with your friends, and even if you are stretching you can have a partner to stretch with. We are going to run through a few partner stretches right now that are going to keep you flexible for your chosen sport. You can start up by Cris crossing your arms, good, and just both of you the same time lean back. This is an overall great stretch for the shoulders, the lats, the hamstrings, and the torso itself. And as you come back up together then you just isolate it one arm at a time. And it's a good idea if you grab wrists for a little bit more security and then lean back. As you lean back you'll feel it on each isolated side. Remember, always to keep breathing nice and deep. We are going to hold that another two, one. Let's switch sides of course to make things even, and exhale, lean back. We are going to hold, make sure the knees are bent. We have nice soft knees for three, two, one. Right now we are going to go into a chest and shoulder stretch. Erin is going to stretch out. Erin, go for a little chest and shoulder stretch. This is also great to do, let's say after you've warmed up swimming, you swung a few clubs around at the golf court just to warm up. Stretch out the shoulders, stretch out the chest. Not too much pressure, and it's important to communicate between the partners. But not too much stretching and release. And there are some seated partner stretches that you can also run through. Pretty briefly but they are great stretches. You can start with your feet straight ahead in front of you. Good, once again we are going to grab hands or grab wrists. And Erin is going to pull Erica towards her. Great for the lower back, for the hamstrings. Nice deep breaths for Erica. And on an exhale Erica is going to come up and give Erin a pull, as Erin's lats, shoulders, torso are stretched out, even feel it down in the hamstrings. Hold there for another three, two, one. And to have more of a leg stretch for inner thigh we are going to spread the legs far apart, and then put your feet against your partner's feet, and same thing. Erica is going to lean forward, they are communicating, may be talking nodding to each other. Letting each other know how much to stretch, how much to pull? You are going to hold. Erin is remaining upright pulling the elbows back. So she is actually getting a little bit of workout on her rhomboids. We are going to hold that and then release and let's switch it up, good. That's great for the inner thigh and the hamstring muscles. Do this after a day of playing tennis or may be went for a run with a friend. Going to hold and release. Those are some great partner stretches, thanks for joining us!
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