Pro Athlete Training – Combination Stretches

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Donna Wilkinson, a linebacker for the world champion Womens Professional Football Team, demonstrates combination stretches.

    Donna Wilkinson

    Donna Wilkinson is a Professional Football Player, successful Entrepreneur and a Leading Edge Wellness Consultant. Known as “The Animal,” Donna has been a dominant force on the D.C. Divas Women’s Professional Football Team for the past seven years. Over these seven years Donna has played Defensive End, Fullback, Running Back, Linebacker, Tight End, and Punter. Donna is the 1st woman in league history to rush for over 1000 yards in a season, and led the NWFA in rushing in 2003 with 1,267 yards in 10 games and was the Divas offensive MVP. Donna has led the Divas to 5 straight Division Titles, 4 straight Undefeated Regular Seasons and 1 World Championship! She has been an NWFA All-Star and a Divas Team Captain. In 2003 Donna became the 1st Female in history to win the Washington Pig Skin Club “John W. Posey” Award - professional athlete of the year - also awarded to Jeremiah Trotter, Lavernues Coles, Todd Heap and Ed Reed. Donna engages in earning multiple streams of income. She works with people who are attracting greater prosperity into their lives, and those who want to achieve balance in the Five Pillars of Health (mind, body, family, society & finances). Donna has B.S. degrees in Business Administration and Health Fitness Management from Columbia Union College, and uses a variety of tools including the “Certified Wellness Home” program, the Nightingale/Conant “Lead the Field” program, Breakthrough Wellness Technologies, and her Personal Training background to help people achieve life success.

    Donna Wilkinson: This one is going to incorporate some upper body, some lower body, some hamstring stretches and definitely flexibility. This one we are going to do on the ground. Couple variations we can do, I will show too.

    What we want to do is start out, nice pushup position, body nice and straight, you are going to walk your toes up to your hands, all the way up if you can. Once you are there, you want to walk all the way up. Once your body is flat, walk your toes back up. Nice small steps get all the way up, walk yourself back out to flat. Really feel the stretch in your hamstrings, your lower back, walking back up.

    Now, the variation I like is when you get out to here, you do a pushup. Nice pushup, walk yourself back up, walk it out, give me a pushup, walk it up, back out. Building core strength, building flexibility, working your upper body and finish off with that nice pushup.

    So, a great way, really getting that flexibility in your lower back and your hamstrings, and starting to work that upper body a little bit, getting ready to go into last segment.