06 Oct Essential 7
This is the basic, yet comprehensive and as a heading says, essential stretching routine that should be employed at the end of any training session to prevent unnecessary muscle stiffness and soreness, or as a recovery to relieve tightness from previous workouts or simple being stiff after spending a day travelling, or even sitting behind your desk.
This routine should not take you more than 5 min max.
Make sure that you stretch both side equally and hold the stretch for minimum 15-20 seconds for the maintenance or 20-30 seconds if you’d like to get some extra flexibility.
- Calf stretches (yoga “down dog” position)
- Hip flexor stretch (push your hips forward)
- Spine, iliotibial (IT) band and, chest stretch
- Thigh stretch
- Hamstring stretch
- Chest stretch
- Shoulder and triceps stretch