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Day 28 – Overhead Pancake Stretch

This stretch is a lot like what we did on Day 6, but today we are doing a two-for-one with our overhead position. I really enjoy this stretch because it gets my shoulders and my hamstrings simultaneously. If you are a crossfitter, then this stretch should be on your daily to do list. Just like I cautioned you on Day 6, if you cannot sit up straight with your legs out on the ground, then please elevate your butt on some plates. Start with a wide straddle of at least 90 degrees between your legs and take your arms out to a snatch grip width. It should be a width that you an do dislocates with. Inhale and sit tall and exhale and hinge forward trying to bring your belly to the floor. You’ll notice I sit up taller every couple of breaths and then lower myself down. I find that I release further into the stretch by doing this every few breaths.

Day 28 of 30. Overhead Pancake Stretch from Force Distance Time on Vimeo.

Here are the rules for the 30-Day Stretch Fucking Harder Challenge. Each day do the deep stretch, post it on Instagram and tag some friends to do it with you. Post your stretch with the tags: #stretchfuckingharder #supplepandas #30daypandachallenge Tag me @coachpanda. Come back here to my website or vimeo channel to see more details on each stretch and modifications and scaling options. Try to stay in each stretch for at least 2 minutes per stretch per side. Remember to breathe slowly and deeply and start gradually and move deeper over time. Back off if it hurts.