Happy Tuesday, friends!! I hope you’re having an awesome day!
I’m pumped because the weather is starting to turn for the best & that means….more outdoor workouts!!
Today I’m sharing with you some of my TOP stretches for recovery post-workout (which you can totally take outside!) thanks to my friends at EcoSox for sponsoring this post!
I teach group fitness 3 days per week (shout out to my peeps!!) & stretching/cooling down at the end is SO important, which is why I wanted to share with you what we do in class!
You just put your body through some WORK and now you’ve got to bring it back down to center and give your muscles some recovery lovin’.
I’ve partnered with my friends at EcoSox to bring to you my top stretches AND a giveaway with their awesome sox made from BAMBOO! Hence “eco” sox! ;]
Bamboo EcoSox are a GREAT option for fitness peeps like us due to:
- Bamboo Viscose Fibers offer a silky, buttery, super soft feel.
- They keep your feet extra dry by absorbing nearly three to four times more moisture than cotton!
- The fibers “breathe” so your feet stay just warm – and just cool- enough.
- EcoSox don’t contain fabric conditioners or chemical additives.
- Bamboo is extremely eco-friendly!
They come in all different sizes, lengths, & colors too!
Let me tell you…I’m pretty particular about what socks I wear. I’m not sure if it’s the former soccer player in me but I’m all about the QUALITY of socks and how they FEEL on my feet.
I’m a huge fan of the crew socks in the summer with shorts! It’s my go-to look.
What better way to show you my top stretches than on a dock with the sunset in the background? Pinch me. Thank you @MikaylaPascoPhotography for your amazing skills AS always! xo
Stretch #1) RUNNERS LUNGE (with opener)
Targets: hip flexors, hamstrings, & glutes
Opener: same as above + opening of the chest
Stretch #2: Lying Crossover Stretch
Targets: Glutes, hamstrings, low back
Stretch #3: Forward Fold (knees slightly bent)
Targets: hamstrings, glutes, calves, lower back, upper back, & neck (basically the whole bod!)
I then take this one and hang to the right for a few seconds then to left to really let it release those muscles. The slight bend in your knees is KEY to really target the hamstrings.
Stretch #4: Thread The Needle
Targets: glutes, hips, upper back, lower back, shoulders, & neck.
Love to really press down with the arm underneath me to really open up my lat muscle.
Stretch #5: Seated Chin To Chest
Targets: low back, upper back, shoulders/traps, & neck.
I LOVE this one for a neck release. Keep shoulders down as you stretch your arms out in front of you and drop your chin to chest (as long as that feels ok!).
Stretch #6: Seated Reach Side Bend
Targets: low back, upper back, lats, obliques, hips, & neck.
Think about a nice long reach overhead to really stretch out your side.
All stretches can be held for 30-90 seconds — the goal is to really SINK INTO the stretch and let the muscles release and the stretch get deeper with each breath.
My friends at EcoSox are offering a 20% off discount with code “POWERCAKES20” at checkout!
ANDDDD an awesome giveaway where 1 winner will win 2 pairs of ECOSOX – winner’s choice!
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Thank you EcoSox & be true to you,