Fitness is not just about exercising and eating well, other very big pieces of the puzzle are sleep, stress (and ideally lack of), hormones and post-workout recovery - which of course includes stretching. Over the past week I’ve had a few questions about how to release tight glutes, which is something many of us experience after working out. If you’re a regular rider in my @firstlight_cycle classes you may feel a tightness in your glute muscles after rising with me - using the cleats when we cycle means you can really push and pull the pedals, often resulting in much more glute activation than normal, and therefore tightness the next day (and even more the day after that…..🙊) Here are 4 simple glute stretches you can do anywhere - they don’t even have to be done post-workout - stretching first thing in the morning or last thing at night can really help to release tension. It’s worth saying here that stretching can only get so deep into the muscle, so if you train regularly I also recommend things like epsom salt baths, magnesium spray, foam rolling/trigger point therapy and regular sports massages. In addition to some cameo appearances from @wearesimbaandrafiki , the stretches you see here are: - Pigeon stretch (I have gone for full depth, but if you don’t have the flexibility keep your upper body off the floor) - Seated spinal twist - Leg cradle - Lying Figure 4 stretch Obviously I’m only demonstrating one leg, make sure you stretch both equally, and feel free to shift around in the positions to hit the exact spots where you feel tight - but when you experience tightness try to hold until you feel it ease off as opposed to bouncing or rocking in the position. Make sure you’re breathing as you stretch, and if you’d like to try going deeper into any of the positions, take a big inhale, and then extend the stretch further as you exhale. Was this helpful? Do you guys do these stretches already or are these new to you? Would you like me to share my tips for stretching anywhere else? Cause nothing feels nicer than a Sunday night stretch, right? 😊 Wearing leggings by @asuno.uk and top by @lornajaneuk 💫 #londonpersonaltrainer #wildcatfitnessuk #stretching
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💪🏽 My first stretch class since my dancing years, still got it... kinda 😂 thanks to my lil bro @tpdavison at @triple_x_performance_centre in Stalybridge, every Sunday at 12pm 💪🏽 • #stretch #stretchclass #fle#flexible #flex #flexibility #boxsplits #selfcare #selflove #selfgrowth #wei#weightlossney #weightloss #fatloss #strong #strongwomen #independentwoman #innerstrength #gym #gymmotivation #gymstretch #gymlife #health #healthylifestyle #vegetarian #vegan
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Stretching. I became addicted to it since I started to do regular fitness training when I was around 10-11 years old. Since then it has become absolutely essential element of my every day trainings and therefore a very important part of my life. It doesn't just help me to cool down after intense training, stretch muscles, start the recovery process and prevent my body from some difficult injuries, but it also serves for me as a time to clear my mind, simplify my thoughts, get the right mental approach, work on my breathing and control of my heart rate. If you are a tennis player. A beginner. A club player. An amateur player. Any performance level player. And definitely a professional player. Stretching is a must. A MUST. From more than 20 years of doing stretching after each and every tennis or fitness session, I created this stretching routine that worked out the best for me. We are all different, and for you maybe some exercises could or should be done in a bit modified way. That being said, I still believe that all these exercises, if done regularly after trainings, will keep your body in good shape, let it recover quicker and prevent you from getting unnecessary injuries. Oh yes, they will also make you feel sooooo good after you finish them! Total of 29 exercises! Check them out, click the link in profile bio or visit our YouTube channel. #str#stretch/a> • • • • • Tag someone who needs to do more stretching! • • • • • • • • • • • #tenfitmen #tenfitmentennisimpulse #tennisfitness #tennisstretch #howtostretch #musclestretch #musclestretching #fitnessstretching #stretch #stretches #fle#flexible #flexibleguys #flexiblegirls #flexibility #flexibilitytraining #flex #elastic #elasticman #recovery #preventinjury #stretchworkout #postworkout #postworkoutselfie #postworkoutstretch #postworkoutstretching #gymstretch #gym#gymworkouts #gymworkout #fitnesscoach
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TUTTI dovrebbero fare stretching: chi è sedentario perché è sedentario, chi si allena perché si allena. 🤔 Muscoli accorciati e retratti sono la prima causa di infiammazione, dolori e problemi alle articolazioni.🤭 Esistono vari tipi di stretching ma come sempre mi piace farla semplice più ci si perde nella teoria e meno si ottiene in pratica: FAI STRETCHING OGNI GIORNO vecchia maniera quello statico senza diventare pazzi 😃 a cercare chi sa che cosa. ATTENZIONE fare stretching prima del workout non è necessario ma non è sbagliato e NON è da condannare: se non supera i 45’’ per posizione non determina decrementi di forza.🤫 . . FAI un esercizio per ciascuna delle principali aree: catena anteriore / catena posteriore/ catene trasverse.(🤔) . RESPIRA col DIAFRAMMA è collegato con tutte le catene muscolari. . . Le tue articolazioni ti ringrazieranno.🏃‍♀️🏋️‍♀️🏃‍♂️🤗 . . . . . . . . #stretchingtime #articolazione #articolazionisane #mobilitàarticolare #benessere #benesserefisico #postura #infiammazioniarticolari ##doloriarticolari #cervicale #maldischiena #dolorespalla #doloreginocchio #gymstretch #sportstretching #palestratime #bodybuilder #luigiscala #newbodyguard #arzano #napoli💙#diaframma
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My pole instructor from #ecdysiast, @polelovemda, helped me discover a new flexibility of mine a few months ago while doing the penguin stretch!!! I have flexier shoulders than I thought!! :D #stretch #stretching #flexible #flexibleshoulders #flexy #gymstretch #fle#flexibilitys_ #flexibility #flexible_people
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