Jon shares a lunge exercise dedicated to improving flexibility and developing strength.
This Active Lunge Sequence will help you move through your range of flexibility and strengthen while lengthening. Please prepare the body by doing some cardio beforehand, such as the Cardio Workout in the RDT Resource to ensure the body is primed for this video. This is great to help limber the body and work through flexibility instead of resting and sitting inside of a stretch.
Some points to consider while moving through each step:
Take full, three dimensional breaths. Release excess tension, typically in your upper shoulders, traps, neck, or jaw. Use imagery to help you move through the exercise, visualizing moving through warm honey that allows movement and a sense of resistance. Focus on maintaining proper form and engaging the muscles you are trying to actively stretch. Enjoy!
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Jonathan Kim graduated in 2017 from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s in Dance. He worked with Lineage Dance Company, SJDanceCo, Kelly Alvarez and Artists, Embark Dance Theatre, and most recently performed with SALT Contemporary Dance for their 6th season while directing the SALT Pro Training Program. He has performed works by Doris Humphrey, Donald McKayle, Gustavo Ramirez-Sansano, Brendan Duggan, Penny Saunders, Nicholas Palmquist, Hilary Thomas, Joni McDonald, Lar Lubovitch, Andy Noble, and Noa Zuk/Ohad Fishof. After guesting in Repertory Dance Theatre’s 2018 fall concert SPIRIT, he became a full time company member in 2019.
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