I will be the first to admit it, I hardly ever stretch, even when I workout with my trainer Kirwin. I usually make it to the gym just in time for my session, and I often have to run to an appointment immediately after I cool down. And, boy do I regret not stretching in the following days when I experience blocked leg muscles and tight shoulders. Thank goodness I also practice yoga and Pilates, and I’m able to workout some of the kinks and tend to my sore muscles during those sessions. But aside from those moments, I always declare that I need to prioritize stretching more. Your muscles need it as part of their recovery process. We demand so much from our bodies throughout the course of our daily lives and especially when we workout . It’s only fair that we reward ourselves with a good stretch.
So here is a little encouragement for us both: DON’T FORGET TO STRETCH!
Your muscles will thank you for it. Our stretching routine includes:
- Standing forward bend with alternate leg bend.
- Lumbar spine twist.
- Seated forward bend.
Hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds.
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These exercises and reps are only suggestions.
Please go at your own pace and refer to fitness professionals when necessary.
Video by Luca Spreafico.
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