Pro Athlete Training – Elbow to instep Stretches

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Donna Wilkinson, a linebacker for the world champion Womens Professional Football Team, demonstrates elbow to instep 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: Now, that we have loosened up the body a little bit, we are going to go and do one of my favorite stretches. I call this the worlds greatest stretch or elbow in step. Now, what you want to do is you are going to take a really big step out; you try to bring the same elbow to the same ankle. Its going to look something like this. Giant step, elbow comes down, back leg stays as straight as possible, you can balance on your other hand, stretch it down, feel that stretch through the front of the quad, through the hips. Then get a step all the way forward through it. Opposite same elbow, same foot, stretch it in, you should feel a real deep stretch in your hips. You want to make sure you dont push out over your toes, so you got to get big enough step that you have a 90 degree angle coming down with your leg here.

    Nice stretch, keep that back knee off the ground. Really feel this in your hips. Definitely my favorite stretch, squeeze down really sit into it. Good, now you should be feeling it by now.