Welcome to Friday!
You might have noticed there was no Fit Friday post last week. I’ve found 3 posts a week to be one too many while working and actually walking the walk of this healthy lifestyle. For now I’ve decided to drop down to bi-weekly Fit Fridays to give my all to each and every post. You can appreciate that, right? 😉
Now let’s talk about stretching. I’ve learned the hard way that skipping my stretch leaves my muscles tight and sore. Whether you’re lifting heavy, endurance training, or powering through some HIIT, it’s important to stretch afterwards.
Stretching has a number of benefits in addition to preventing sore muscles:
- Improved circulation
- Increased range of motion
- Improved athletic performance
- Reduced stress
- And more!
I’ve created a printable sequence of my favorite leg stretches after a hard workout or at the end of an intense week. Pin it, print it, screen-shot it, do it 🙂
Fit Friday: Don’t Forget to Stretch
Hold each stretch for 4-5 deep breaths. For those shown on one side only, perform stretch on both legs.
Do you stretch post-workout?
What are your favorite leg stretches?