Making sure to partake in some stretches after a full body workout is the best way to ensure that your body won’t be as stiff and sore the next day. Stretching helps to alleviate pain and keep you flexible, improving your overall workout abilities. Take a peek at these body-improving stretches that will have you feeling like a brand new person!
The first stretch is the Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch. This is a fantastic stretch for your quad muscles. Grab your mat and kneel down while bringing your left knee up and then bringing your right leg behind you so that it touches the ground. Place your weight forward, feeling the stretch in your right hip. Hold the pose for about 15 to 30 seconds and then switch legs.
The next stretch is the Calf Stretch. Place yourself in the push-up position and then place one foot on top of the other leg. Place pressure on the leg on the ground by trying to lower down your heel as much as possible. You should feel the stretch in the back of your leg. Hold the pose for about 15 to 30 seconds and then once again switch legs.
Finally, we have the shoulder stretch. This stretch is very relaxing, as you’ll be sitting down on your mat for it. Simply place one arm over your chest and use your other arm to deepen the stretch by pushing your elbow toward your shoulder. Hold the pose for the 15 to 30 second minimum and then switch arms.