In Workouts & Stretching
Don't forget to Stretch
Stretching. That one thing that everyone know they should be doing, but somehow the one thing we all seem to never do. Why is that? I figure it's two-part. First many times we feel we just don't have the time. And second, perhaps it is because sometimes we just don't know what stretches we should be doing.
Here is a great stretching routine by Jenny Sugar at PopSugar.com. Best yet, it only takes a little less than 10 minutes. It incorporates 6 different stretches where you hold each pose for 30 seconds. You can easily time this routine with either you Classic Gymboss or miniMAX. Each pose takes about 5-10 seconds to get into position, so simply add this time to each 30 sec interval. So, if it takes you 8 sec to get into each position, set each interval for 38 seconds. Some stretches require 30 sec for each side; in all between the 6 different stretches you will need 9 different intervals. Simply set up your timer to look like this:
Wide-Legged Tipover Tuck - Targets: hamstrings, lower back, chest, and shoulders
One-Armed Camel - Targets: quads, abs, and shoulders
Open Lizard - Targets: hip flexors and hips
Butterfly - Targets: hips and lower back
Half Wheel - Targets: quads, abs, chest, shoulders, and neck
Seated Spinal Twist - Targets: lower back and chest
You can read more about each stretch here at popsugar.com and see pictures and descriptions of how to do each streatch.