Stretching is one of those things we need to do but never get around to it. As we become more mature in life, it becomes more and more important for joints.
In my 21 years of training and rehab, it is arguably harder for people stretch then for people to change thier #Diet.
In my opinion, it is because people don’t hold thier stretch long enough to see the results. A quick google search shows just how little people know about stretching. Holding a stretch for 30 seconds will not get you the results you are looking for.
Here is what you will need. 1. Stop watch, 2. Mat, 3. Desire to become more flexible. That’s it. Set your timer for 2 minutes for every stretch. Find the point of the stretch at which it feels like too much, back off slightly and hold. Stretching should never hurt.
Here is a quick routine to get you started.
1. Quad stretch:
You can even put your back foot on a chair to help with balance. Hold this stretch for 2 minutes, MINIMUM. Then switch legs and hold for another 2 minutes.
2. Bent leg hamstring stretch:
Make sure to bend the knee slightly. You should feel this in the middle of the hamstring, NOT down by your knee. 2 minutes each leg.
3. Adductor stretch:
This one may feel really uncomfortable for alot of you. Remember hold it in a position that is comfortable. 2 minutes each leg.
4. Glute Stretch:
You may feel possessed to do the yoga stretch, where you lay on top. I would advise to do this one instead.
5. Hip Flexor
Hold for 2 minutes!!!
I’m going to leave you with those for now. A simple 20 minute stretch routine. Test it out, let me know if it changes your life or if it makes something else hurt.
I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything or emailed you guys. With all those Social Media stuff out there, it’s hard to figure out what you guys really want to know about. I do miss creating these things for you. If there is something you want to know about, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post something on it.