Hot Stretching How-Tos

How To: Do the angry cat stretch

Learn how you can do the angry cat stretch with this fitness tutorial. The angry cat stretch is great for stretching low back muscles. Watch this how to video and you can cool down after your workout with the angry cat stretch.

How To: Stretch your triceps

Whatever you want your arms to do, stretching your triceps will help prepare them for it—whether you're after muscles to rival the Incredible Hulk or just want to avoid embarrassing injuries bench-pressing the bar.

How To: Stretch at your desk

Part of the mind body & soul series. The stretches shown are for your head, back, chest, arms and shoulders. They take about five minutes and can be done at your desk. As the stretches are being shown, the narrator explains them and explains how they are helpful. Tips and warnings are given as needed.

How To: Become a contortionist

Professional gymnast Hayley Holmes demonstrates how to become a contortionist with several stretching exercises, handstands, splits and basic moves borrowed from yoga and ballet. She tells you how and why she became interested in contortion ism and suggests career options should you become interested as well. And best of all, she twists into some truly amazing positions right before your eyes.

How To: Do aquatic exercise for hip & knee pains

In this physical therapy how to video series, learn aquatic therapy exercises for treating rheumatoid arthritis knee and hip pain. Aquatic therapist and exercise physiologist Rotem Agame will teach you various water therapy exercises that you can do in your own pool. She will show aquatic physical exercises such as the forward kick and hamstring curl to relieve knee and hip pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Do aquatic exercise for hip & knee pains - Part 1 of 17.

How To: Do lower body aquatic therapy exercise

In this online video series, learn aquatic therapy exercises for arthritis pain from aquatic therapist and exercise physiologist Rotem Agame. Rotem will teach you how to exercise in a pool for rheumatoid arthritis pain treatment. She will demonstrate how to do various forms of side step aquatic exercises such as the breast stroke side step. Additionally she will demonstrate other water therapy exercises such as walking backwards in the water, the toy soldier exercise, aquatic marching, and an...

How To: Do aquatic exercise for elbows,wrists &fingers

In this physical therapy how to video series, learn aquatic therapy exercises for treating rheumatoid arthritis knee and hip pain. Aquatic therapist and exercise physiologist Rotem Agame will teach you various water therapy exercises that you can do in your own pool. She will demonstrate rheumatoid arthritis exercises for such as the hand wave, finger curls, cheerios, and elbow circles. Learn also how to do the supination exercise for elbow arthritis, and wrist circles for arthritis pain in t...

How To: Do exercises for the Achilles tendon

The Achilles tendon is subject to inflammation, tendonitis, tendinosis, tendon rupture and tendinopathy. Learn about the anatomy of the ankle and the Achilles tendon in these expert videos. You will get tips from our physical therapy expert for non-surgical treatment of the lower leg. Learning the appropriate exercises for the Achilles tendon can aid in flexibility and repair of the tendon. See how to perform important stretches to enhance the range of motion in your ankle and lower leg. Watc...

How To: Do stretches for the neck

In this series of expert videos, you will learn about physical therapy for the neck and spine. Relieve tension with the simple rolling of the neck and shoulders. Get tips on valuable stretches of the muscles of the neck and shoulders. Tone your shoulder and neck muscles by squeezing them. Watch as our physical therapist demonstrates trapezius exercises and scalene muscle stretches. Perform such easy stretches as a 45 degree angle stretch and other neck and shoulder stretches while sitting at ...

How To: Do foot and ankle exercises for pain

In this series of physical therapy video clips, you will learn more about different methods of caring for your ankle and foot. Learn more about the common foot and ankle problems from our physical therapy specialist. You will get insider tips on different exercises that promote health and fitness in the joints of the ankle and the foot. Watch as our expert demonstrates calf exercises that will strengthen and tone these important muscles. Practice the balance exercises featured in these clips ...

How To: Do Qi Gong stretches for energy

In this instructional video clip series, our expert in Chinese meditation and qi gong specialist will show you a wide variety of poses, breathing exercises and stretches designed to help you maintain good health and blood flow, keep peace of mind and reduce stress. Learn the history and philosophy behind qi gong and practice the moves with your video guide for ease and perfection. Maintain a relaxed and stress free day at work or at home by using these time-honored traditional breathing and s...

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