I just wrote an article on some simple stretches you can do before engaging in physical activity. Since Achilles, Groin, Calves are prevalent injuries for individuals 40+, I thought I would write an article addressing that part of the body. What do you suggest? Here is the link to my article: http://kisardhillon.com/?p=1040
I only see the article on New Year’s Resolutions which is good, but nothing on flexibility. I think the main thing is to make sure that body is warm. I always try to start with movements similar to yoga sun salutations, tai chi and qi gong so the client is actively engaging their muscles and then help them sink deeper in the posture to increase ROM.
A good movement (especially for women with pevic floor issues) is flowing through lateral lunges to wide-legged squats to the other side in a lateral lunge and then back to center squat and up. This helps open the hips, but can also really strengthen the pelvic floor.
The main thing is to make sure the muscles are warm and movements are controlled. This can help any client see major gains in strength AND flexibility.