Partner Cross Legged Sitting with External Rotation/Abduction/Trunk Flexion

This is an excellent opening for the low-back, hip and ITBand. The relative position of the femur relative to the trunk is; External rotation Abduction Trunk Flexion Therefore this exercise is excellent to lengthen through Peroneii, IT Band and thoraco-lumbar fascia. Perform 1-3 times per week.

Oblique Slings Opening: 1. Hip Flexor/Obliques/Pec Major. 2. Glute/Lat Dorsi

Side-lying set up with underside hip flexor quad on length into oblique abdominals and pec major. Top-side hip and posterior sling on length into contralateral lat dorsi. Take partner into deeper yield and lengthen experience on the exhalation.

Closed Chain Contract-Relax for Levator Scapulae, Trapezius, Pec Minor and Bicep

Create a foundation for the stretch by ensuring vertical neck to occiput and with the crown of the head as a base. Thigh angle is vertical and spine is long. Cylinder is active throughout. Interlock fingers at the sacrum, lengthen arms and widen shoulders. Start to lift away. Partner assists with gentle vertical lift and […]

Partner Contract-Relax for Quadratus Lumborum, Lat Dorsi and contralateral Hamstring

The neuro-physiology of CR is explained and demonstrated. The key areas of the low-back, trunk and opposite hamstring are lengthened using partner activation, followed by lengthening.