Barry Lavis Demonstrates Hip Flexor Stretches Using WOD Nation Resistance Band
(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 25, 2015 ) San Francisco, CA -- Stretching warms up the muscles and warming up the hips with the use of a Resistance band is a good way to avoid injuries from training. Hip flexors are found in the abdominal cavity and these muscles allow a person to lift knees and bend at the waist. The hip flexors are the muscles that get a lot of stress in sports like running, football, and the like. Even for those who do not indulge in such sports, just sitting down for long periods of time or having poor posture can benefit from stretching the hip flexors.
From his years of training as a certified coach and trainer, Lavis knows the importance of stretching as a means of preventing injuries. In his video, he uses a purple WOD Nation resistance band. These exercise bands are color-coded according to resistance level. The first thing that Lavis emphasizes in this tutorial video is the importance of choosing the band with the right resistance level for a person's physical condition. The heavier the resistance band, the more stretch one gets.
Lavis also shows the proper way of hooking up the band and gives the reminder that it is important to relax while doing the stretches. The band should be able to pull the muscles and it will not be able to do its work if the muscles are tight. The warm up exercises using a resistance band does not take a lot of time. It takes only a few minutes to warm up the hip flexors. It doesn't take too much effort either and will not leave one tired for more exercises.
Healthy hip flexors result to good stability and better posture. It also prepares the body for activities that require explosive movements like running and football. They also lessen the chance of getting injured. As shown in the video, Stretching with the WOD Nation resistance band is a quick and simple way to warm-up the hip flexors.
About WOD Nation
WOD Nation is a United States based company that provides workout gear to elite athletes. All of the company's fitness products are rigorously tested by athletes around the world to ensure they meet the demands of intense exercise programs. WOD Nation's website can be found at http://wodnationgear.com.
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