Total Body Stretching Exercises Video

In this week's Made Fit TV episode, personal trainer Jenny DiDonato shows you stretching movements that target the entire body using a towel so you can get in a good stretch at the gym or at home!
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Total Body Stretching Exercises: Hello everyone and welcome to Made Fit TV. I am your host Jennifer DiDonato and this is episode number 89. Made Fit TV is everyone source for health and fitness information and entertainment and it's where the fits bodies don’t just happen. It don’t just happen, they are made, that is our motto. Fit bodies don’t just happen, they’re made. And here is a place where you can learn to get some convenient tips and gets some real information on how to incorporate it into your life without making it such a choir. But you got to be consistent, you going to make your lifestyle. So welcome to the show. In case you don’t know who I am, I’m a personal trainer out of Metro Detroit, Michigan. You can check it out on madefittv.com for more information on that. But this episode is a Total Body stretches. And today we’re going to use a towel. And I’m going to tell how you guys can win one of these towels at the end of our broadcast. So I get a lot of emails of people that want to know how to start in certain areas and I did get this one email is trying to find it and I couldn’t find it. It was taking me forever but I know I got it and someone me, “Can you just do an episode and how to stretch the entire body?” So I said, “Sweet, that’s what I'm going to do.” Because lots of people ask about it and I’m sure that you are interested in it as well. So the first stretch, the first thing I want to tell you though, stretching is very important. It's very important for your strength training program. It relieves the tightness. Number one it relieves any soreness that you maybe feeling. It helps kind of get rid of the soreness, it won’t get rid of it all together but it kind of relieves it. It also improves your strength and improves your functionality and also adjusts your overall performance and brings those muscles back into alignment. And off course it's just overall good for the function and recovery of your programs. So let’s get started. Upper body, first thing, number one, you’re going to take your towel whether it's long one or short one, you can double up on it. And what I want you to do is you’re going to stand and your going to have, you’re going to grip the towel about shoulder width apart because for the upper back. And what you're going to do is place them in front of you and you’re just going to pull and keep your chest out. And you’re going to pull your arms apart. You’re going to feel that in your upper back and you going to feel it in your rear delts which are your shoulders and feel the kind of in between of your shoulder blades. You just want to keep the chest up and keep pulling and hold it for about 20 or 30 seconds and release. And you can go ahead and try it again and just pull, pull, pull, pull, pull. This one is great. And you can also, even now you can also round the back and pull it as well. So you have it with your chest out and also with your back rounded. And you can feel the full effect. This one’s is getting more of the lats which is right under here and also in your upper neck as well. So that is a really good one. The next one that lot of people have tightness with, you know, you see lot of people slouching. And you know, yeah, maybe your back, your upper back maybe weak but an other thing to it is that, your chest maybe over active so it’s pulling the shoulders forward so what we want to do is open that up and stretch it out. So you’re going to take of the towel—these one I recommend a longer towel for you that’s why this one is great. You’re going to bring it behind your head and what I want you to do is you’re going to have your hand facing behind you, see how I have that going right now? And I have this palm facing forward. And you’re going to bring your arm in a 90 degree angle. And what I want you to do is you're going to pull the towel down with your left hand, with my lower hand but I want you to resist with the right. So see how it's going to pulling the right arm back but I

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