Stretching is a great way to reduce your risk of injury, increase circulation, reduce stress and help your muscles recover. Here are my top five stretches for a healthy back – I recommend doing these as often as you can, preferably post-workout when your body is warm.
I know many of you requested stretching videos, so don’t worry – I will be doing a video like this featuring stretches for each body part. Let me know which one you would like to see next 🙂
Thanks Nicole for the awesome videos! They are awesome and very helpful!Log in to reply
Thanks this stretch series is going to be awesome!! I’d like to see shoulders next.Log in to reply
Thanks for the stretches.Log in to reply
Your triceps are popping on the child’s pose by the way!!
Awesome. Thank you so much for sharing. A good back stretch feels aaaamaaazing, I especially will be adding the fold forward erector spinae stretch in the coming day to my post workout routine. It is one of the areas I have always found it difficult to stretch.Log in to reply
This was so helpful . I do believe we neglect this and it is so valuable and important . Please keep them coming .
Heather Clark (fighter)Log in to reply
Thanks Nicole!! These are very helpful. I also would like to see a complete shoulder stretching session and I would also love to see lower body stretches and ideally when to perform (before, during or after a lower body workout)Log in to reply
Thanks for the video…very helpful. I love the child’s pose stretch!! In a recent yoga class, the instructor had us sit in child’s pose with our knees wide and big toes touching. It allowed for a deeper stretch in the lats and opening up in the hips. Just thought I would share. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge and experience with us!!
ShaunaLog in to reply
Yes! Great tip! Thank you!Log in to reply
This is so helpful!! Thank you so much, Nicole!Log in to reply
I’m with Margie… Can we see shoulders next?
Legs! – all that running and lifting hits them hard!!… ITB, Quads, Hammys, Psoas, calves 🙂Log in to reply
Thanks so much Nicole these are perfect 🙂Log in to reply
Thank you!!Log in to reply
Hi Nicole-could you show glute stretches and stretches to open up or relieve tension in the hips maybe? ThanksLog in to reply
Hi Nicole, you are looking great! And have been a big inspiration for me since I became a figure competitor thank you so much! …many people don’t realize that muscle growth and changes of the body happen mainly during recovery…besides sleeping, what are some techniques you use to recover? I currently foam roll before and after my training sessions and stretch of course..I also see many ppl go into the sauna after a workout as well… Please tell me what is the best and do you switch it up based on the body part worked that day??.Log in to reply
Thank you! Try:Log in to reply
-Drinking a ton of water
-hot epsom salt baths
Thanks Nicole!Log in to reply
I’d love to see shoulders next. It’s always what I find the hardest to stretch 🙂
Thank you! I loved this. I need to do it more….a leg one would be awesome. It band, glutes, hips. Things that are important to stretch after running would be helpful. You are so awesome and looking amazing☺️Log in to reply
Thanks! This would be helpful for my back, I love to stretch!Log in to reply
This was really great, especially since I am currently recovering from a herniated disc. I have been going to a physcial therapist and doing similar exercises for the last month or so. Learning you have recovered from something similar gave me a boost of motivation as I am really missing being able to give it all in the gym.Log in to reply
This is so helpful! Thank you!Log in to reply
Would love to see IT band/Glutes and shoulders too!
That’s great! I would love to see a video on myofacial stretches for shoulders and chest.Log in to reply
And, by the way, I love the photo of youi n the green tank and sneakers – you are look
ing super buff and lean!!Log in to reply
The timing for this was perfect as my lower back had been bothering me and once you demonstrated exercise #4 I realized I hadn’t been doing it as much and that might be why I am having a few issues.Log in to reply
Thanks for these! Would love hip/glute/IT band stretches or foam rolling techniques.Log in to reply
I have to try this! 😀Log in to reply
… And I would really like to see shoulders next too!