Reebok's VersaTraining StretchKathy Stevens
Year Released: 1996
Categories: Athletic Stretch
Length: 29 min
warm up - 4 min
active stretches 9 min
static streching 7 min
pnf (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) - 9
instructor: Kathy Stevens
Comments about Kathy: Good cueing and very motivating. I like her style, how she shows the stretch and points out that not everybody will be able to stretch as far, that it will come with time.
Its athletic stretching which I like because I am not ready to try yoga. The first active stretching segment is done standing up. You need a chair. It stretchs inner thigh, calf (very good), quads, side laterals, hamstrings and neck. There are also two balancing moves, very different from anything I have seen before. In this section you hold the stretches for about 10 sec each
Part 2 You hold the stretches longer, about 20 sec, and most of them are seated. The muscles worked are the same, but the chest and tricepts are added.
Part 3 PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) which means you stretch a little, contract the muscle and stretch more. Work calves, hamstrings, outerthigh, innerthigh, chest, neck and trapezius (sp?). I love the neck/trapezius stretch very much, it just feels sooo good.
I find this to be a very relaxing tape. The music is mellow and soothing and modifcations are always shown for the less flexible. I feel it was a good value, too, $7.00 at the Reebok outlet store (I bought legs and abs also) and feel that even at the $9.95 it retails for it would be a good deal.
The only complaint I have is that the upper body is not stretched more since I do a lot of upper body work.