The Fit Skool

by Kelly

Heat & Stretch & Pushup Workout


I know this Blog title was a little random but I had a few things on my mind that I wanted to post about!

I thought my hamstring was doing better last week, but then it started bothering me again this  past weekend;( I really limit my activity on the weekend and I wonder if that has something to do with it??

I have been doing my Physical Therapy exercises and stretches but it just seems to get tight super quick. I used heat for about 20 minutes yesterday and then did some light stretching. I’m keeping my fingers crossed it feels better soon.


(This ball is my new best friend and I do tons of Hamstring Curls on it!)

Now I know why people say hamstring strains are the worst. They take a while to heal and you have to stretch SOOOO much. It’s like a job haha.

You can’t take 3 days off and do nothing with a hamstring strain you literally need to keep strengthening and stretching it or else it tightens up like a rubber band.

I get frustrated with injuries. I’m sure most of you can agree with me if you have ever had an injury they take a toll on you mentally. You can’t push through the pain either because it will only make it worse, so for now my best option is avoiding all exercises that don’t feel right!

That brings me into my next topic!!! PUSHUPS.. I’ve been working hard at my pushups over the past few weeks and I can honestly say I love the challenge they bring. Of course I hate them while I am doing them but after I am done I feel great!

If you are short on time and want to get in a quick upper body blast here is a great 10 minute workout:


Perform each exercise for 30 seconds with 10 seconds rest in between each set, repeat 2x before moving to the next exercise


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**Make sure to warm-up for at least 5 minutes before beginning the workout**

Has anyone ever had a hamstring strain or similar injury before? If so how long did it take to heal? Did you find anything that worked for you? 

Author: Kelly @ The Fit Skool

I’m Kelly, a NASM personal trainer and group instructor, a former athlete, a wife and soon to be mommy. Health and Fitness is my passion and I am excited to share this journey with you!


  1. Ah! I always forget about push-up jacks!! Thanks for reminding me of them. I think I’ll drop down and do 10 later today.

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