Today is my day off from strength training and intense exercising. After 5 straight days of workouts my muscles are asking me for a day off.
I did however, do a few minutes of light Cardio at home to warm my muscles up and took advantage of some stretching. I do stretch with all my classes every day but ever since my hip injury a few years back, my body needs a little more then just the before/after class stretching.
When I don’t want to think or come up with my own workouts I turn to the internet and the TV for “no-thinking workouts.”
I chose a Ballet Body Stretch on Demand (Thanks Verizon Fios) The stretch workout was 13 minutes. It was PERFECT and hit every muscle in a short amount of time. Here are a few of the stretches.
PIGEON POSE (Cooper snuck in the picture!)
CROSS LEGGED SIDE BEND
LOWER BACK TWIST – also gets legs, glutes, neck
CROSS LEGGED FORWARD LEAN
I walked away feeling loose which was my goal.
Stretching is so important! It keeps us loose & limber. You will gain flexibility by adding regular stretching to your fitness routine!
On a different note….This Sunday we will be heading to the Thanksgiving Parade in Stamford, CT. They have GIANT balloons of awesome characters like Cookie Monster and Kermit the frog!! I can’t wait, I think Ava is going to love it!
Do you stretch on a regular basis? What is your favorite stretch?
Any fun weekend Plans?