Let’s face it, stretching is one of the most neglected aspects of training. Stretching doesn’t build muscle or burn fat. But it does increase flexibility and mobility, which translates to: better range of motion, increased circulation to speed recovery, reduced risk of injury, and improved exercise form. In other words, you’ll hit your target muscles more effectively for better workouts – which will lead to more muscle!?
Here are seven of my favorites. As with any new exercise or activity, it will take time for you to get comfortable doing them. Take it slow. Push yourself, but not to the point where you feel pain.? Do them a few times a week after cardio or weights, and always when your muscles are warm.?
1. PIRIFORMIS STRETCH
2. LYING TRUNK TWIST
3. BUTTERFLY STRETCH
4. FROG STRETCH
5. KNEELING LUNGE
6. SUMO HOLD
Thanks Nicole! I can’t wait to try these after doing your high intensity leg workout tomorrow. I’m always looking for ways to improve my mobility and flexibility. I truly appreciate the multiple aspects of this website!Log in to reply