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Sun God Stretch (Partner Assisted)

Mobility Stretching

  • Assume the lunge position with a pad under the back knee. Shoulders, hips, and knee are square.
  • Set the hips (eliminate anterior pelvic tilt) by flexing both the glutes and the core. Don’t allow your torso to drift forward when setting your hips. Keep your shoulders, hips, and knees square.
  • Grip a dowel with the same side hand as your back leg. (if your right leg is back, grip with right hand) Use this dowel to support your weight throughout the stretch.
  • Lean forward into the stretch. Take a deep breath. On exhaling, the partner will lift the back foot off of the ground until resisted.
  • Take another deep breath. Push the raised foot up into the partner’s palm (up) by using your hamstrings when you exhale
  • Take another deep breath. Push the raised foot into the partner’s palm (down) by using your quadriceps when you exhale.
  • Take a deep breath, and have the partner lift the foot up again on exhaling. Repeat until maximum depth in the stretch is achieved. Remember to continue breathing throughout the movements.
  • The partner needs to take caution while assisting with the stretch, very small movements can cause intense stretches that could result in injury.
  • You should feel this stretch in your quadriceps and hip flexors.

Calf Stretch

  • Place your foot into the inclined step, square your hips, and set your hips (eliminate anterior pelvic tilt) by flexing both the glutes and core.
  • Grab the rack in front of you, and pull your body forward into the stretch. Keep your hips set and allow your back foot to come up off the ground. Hold the position while taking 3 deep breaths.
  • Your hips, knee, and shoulder on the stretching side should remain square throughout the movement.
  • You should feel this stretch very deeply in your calf. This is an intense stretch.

 

Calf Stretch with knee bend

  • Place your foot into the inclined step, and allow your knee to bend slightly. Keep your hips set by flexing the core and glutes.
  • Push forward into the stretch, trying to touch your shin to your toes (it shouldn’t happen but that is where you want to push) while keeping your hips square.
  • Take 3 deep breaths while you hold the position, relax and return to the top.
  • On the 2nd and 3rd reps of this stretch, lean either left or right to isolate the two sides of your calf muscle, keep these leans very slight. Not very much movement is required to begin isolating the side of your calf.
  • Take 3 deep breaths at the bottom of these stretches and then return to the top.
  • This stretch should also be felt in the calf very intensely.

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Mark Evestaff

Charles and his team of highly educated staff are dedicated to helping every person who walks through their door. They're serious about the success of their clients and each program is personally tailored to fit each individual's needs and goals. At EAT, I was welcomed with a friendly atmosphere, no ...

Charles and his team of highly educated staff are dedicated to helping every person who walks through their door. They're serious about the success of their clients and each program is personally tailored to fit each individual's needs and goals. At EAT, I was welcomed with a friendly atmosphere, no judgments, and the best training I've ever had. Any gym takes commitment, but few gyms are so committed to you. I highly recommend checking this place out if you're looking to take your training to the next level.

Jessie Colmer

Training at EAT has changed my life, and I couldn't be more grateful!From my first meeting with Charles & Neil, all my concerns - as a female & a non-athlete - about "gym culture" were set to rest. The owner Charles has created a incredibly positive, professional environment, and ...

Training at EAT has changed my life, and I couldn't be more grateful!From my first meeting with Charles & Neil, all my concerns - as a female & a non-athlete - about "gym culture" were set to rest. The owner Charles has created a incredibly positive, professional environment, and this standard of friendliness & respect is shared by the training team, as well as the clients.

Shannon Conrad

If you are looking for a great place to train in the downtown core with knowledgeable, experienced and top notch trainers this is the place to go. Whether your goal is to get stronger, build muscle, lose fat, perform better, recover from an injury... these guys will be able to ...

If you are looking for a great place to train in the downtown core with knowledgeable, experienced and top notch trainers this is the place to go. Whether your goal is to get stronger, build muscle, lose fat, perform better, recover from an injury... these guys will be able to help you. Tyson Staples has been my trainer/strength coach for over 7 years now and I can confidently say he is one of the best!

Alejandro Sosa

As a martial artist and athlete, I highly recommend getting in touch with Charles and the EAT team. Not only did I excel in the training room but in my performances in competition. Charles and his team are very knowledgeable when it comes to high performance training and have strongly ...

As a martial artist and athlete, I highly recommend getting in touch with Charles and the EAT team. Not only did I excel in the training room but in my performances in competition. Charles and his team are very knowledgeable when it comes to high performance training and have strongly built the foundations for me to always improve on and off the mats. I noticed very quickly my strength, speed, and reaction time improved in just a couple sessions started in 2016 and haven't looked back since. Thank you Charles and the EAT team for the great work.

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