Learn Different Stretching Exercises with this Work Out Video. Hosted by Sal Graziano, a Naturopathy Expert.
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Male Speaker: If you are here that means you have completed the GRIP plus method procedure. You should be proud of yourself because I am proud of you. Let's take a moment now and a review a secret about stretching. When I move in to a regular stretch, which actually happening is I am not stretching the body is in fact pushing back at me in order to protect itself. So it doesn't tear our muscles that can be protected, So what you have to do or what you should is wait for the relaxation response when you first start doing a regular stretch at the very beginning it's going to take about three minutes I should continually do that each day if again like in the other stretches that will take you to duration is going to short. So what you are going to find is that when I go into a catch stretch in this particular case as I am holding it what you are going to find is that my body is going to actually eventually ease into it, that's when you know that you are actually stretching that particular muscle or muscle group. Hold the stretch until you reach the relaxation response then decide if you want to spend more time stretching it. You may want to spend more time stretching the areas that display the most tension. The longer you hold the stretch the better, but there is always an Yin and Yang effect. If you do something too much and cross that line it will have the opposite effect. So when you are doing the stretches you always want to do them in a way that they are comfortable to you. At any point in time, were you are experiencing pain that is the time to start. Let's take a breath movement and look at a video, that talks about stretching and pain. You are in the process of retraining your body. Your body is a machine that's all it is. Your body must do what you tell it to do. Remember it's not what you do once in a while that counts but rather what you do everyday. These stretches you should do everyday, I would like to spell one popular theory and that is NO PAIN NO GAIN. This rule should never apply. Pain is in the body for a reason, its telling you not to do something. This theory came from the athletics community were an athlete must reach the wall of pain because they are training to overcome an opponent that's 8 foot tall and 600 pounds. This is not something you want to do because all an athletes doing is tearing down their bodies an athlete requires a specialized diet and special procedures to compensate for the tearing down process. An athlete is not some one you want to angulate unless you want to become a professional athlete. The best way to retrain your body is not to include pain in the scenario. Once your body associates pain with stretching your body will stop you. Training for health purposes is a completely different process.