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Monday, January 24, 2022

Standing Leg stretches in 8 minutes

This week's workout routine is a combination of dynamic and static standing leg stretches.

Both types of stretches are perfect for an after-workout cool down to help relax the muscles and help us gain flexibility in our legs.

Remember that even though we will be doing dynamic stretches, only do this routine after your leg workout to avoid injuries. 

Stretching after a workout will stop the production of lactic acid that our body produces during the exercise and help reduce sore muscles. 

The exercises we will be doing today are:

  • Forward Leg swings
  • Knee Hugs
  • Side knee hugs
  • Standing figure 4 stretch
  • Lateral leg swings 
  • Standing quadriceps stretch
  • Dynamic hamstring stretch 
  • Reverse lunge reaches 

We will be doing each exercise for about 25 seconds on each side. But you can change how long or how many repetitions you want to do.

No rest in between exercises

These exercises will help relax the muscles of the quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, and inner thigh. 

Some helpful tips for when you are stretching:

  • Always focus on your breathing
  • Try to do each exercise slowly and with control
  • Only go as far as you can, don't push too hard to avoid injuries.

If you are looking for a lower-body workout that you can do before this  stretching exercise; I will leave you the link to 2 routines that I have here in the blog:

My capoeira leg workout 

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