Hopefully you have been tuning in this past week and if you are an active participant, then chances are pretty likely that you could’ve used this stretch to help in recovery after your routine this past Wednesday. The best and most efficiently effective way to recover from an intense workout that leaves you sore is to stretch, stretch…and stretch some more.
Today, I’m going to give you another great stretch that you can add to your arsenal in further your way along your fitness journey. Stay as consistent with your stretches as you do your workout routine. Remember that you are doing a great job in binding and tightening your muscles when you workout, so don’t you agree that stretching would be the best way to load up for future training victories? Here’s an excellent chest stretch:
Stand with one side faced just 12 inches from the wall. Keep your posture upright at all times. Place your elbow and forearm on the side closest to the wall just outside of your shoulder. Step forward with the foot closest to the wall, keeping the heel of the back leg firmly planted. Pinch your shoulder blades back and turn your torso and face away from the wall. You should feel a deep stretch in the pectoral and shoulder area closest to the wall. Hold this position, release the stretch by stepping back then slowly ease into position again for the same amount of time. Change your direction and stretch the opposite shoulder for equal time.
(excerpt from Unlock Your Greater Life available now on Amazon)
Have someone take a picture of you holding a stretch. Stay diligent in your flexibility efforts and take an after photo 90 days from your first photo. How does it compare?
You should consult a qualified medical professional before starting this or any other health & fitness program. As with any exercise or diet program, if at any time you experience any discomfort, pain or duress of any sort, stop immediately and consult your physician. The creators, producers, participants, advertisers and distributors of this program disclaim any liabilities or losses in connection with the exercises or advice herein. Any equipment or workout area that is used should be thoroughly inspected as free of danger, flaw or compromise, ahead of use and the user assumes all responsibility when performing any movements contained in this blog.