Speaker 1: Okay. Hi again. It’s coach McQueen
and Megan. We’re going to work with the stunt strap. If you’ll show us that stunt strap
a little bit. It’s just a very little simple piece of equipment. This is going to help
us with working on flexibility, agility, and balance, and getting some good stretch.
A lot of times if you’re trying to do a scorpion or you’re trying to do a herkie, you’re trying
to get that leg up there, and if you haven’t properly stretched out, sometimes you have
a tendency to grab that foot and pull it up there and that could lead to an injury.
We want to help you stretch this out and we’re going to show you a couple of things. Megan,
if you’ll put that on. It goes around your foot just like that, and then she’s going
to stretch it out. Now, if you will turn to the side.
One thing that you can do is face me Megan and let’s and maybe if you’re just trying
to stretch out is to do some side leg raises. Pull that up like that. Now, pull that up
and hold that up at the top or as high as you can.
Okay. There you go. One thing that you can see that’s really going to help her easily
stretch out, but it’s also working that other side because you need to have balance, so
that, ultimately, what you’re doing is when you don’t use the stunt strap that you can
bring that leg up there, and you can hold it and you can stay there.
She’s going to bring it around. She’s going to climb that rope, bring it up. Let’s try
that again. Bring it up there. Climb that rope. Bring it up there and hold it. The key
is building strength and building balance and getting that flexibility.
All right. Now, let’s do a heel stretch, Megan. Okay. We’re going to bring that out there.
We’re going to work on stretching that leg up. We need to really stretch that hamstring
and that inner thigh and we’ll also work on that back leg for balance. You can hold onto
that. This is an assister. If you’re having trouble
holding those, this will really help you. Again, maybe go back against the wall. Now,
try it. If you are just starting out, let’s work on that. Let’s work on holding it, stretching
the leg out, and then we’ll step away from the wall and work on the balance at the same
time. It’s a very simple little tool; something that you can just have with you. Anytime that
you can do a little bit of stretching out, that is going to really help.
All right, we’re going to try another exercise. We’re going to have Megan sit down here and
we’re going to have her just work on some good stretching exercises, bringing that leg
up. She can work a little bit of balance, and again, we’re trying to stretch out that
thigh and that hamstring, that quadriceps, work on those gluteal muscles a little bit,
and she can reach all the way up there and grab that foot.
I know that probably most of you are pretty flexible. This is a good idea for any of those
that just want to add some training and for those that maybe are having trouble getting
it. As you can see, she can sort of climb the rope, bring that thing up and hold it.