My Top Stretches For Recovery & EcoSox [Giveaway]!

May 1, 2018 -
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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!

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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!

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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’.

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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! ;]

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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!

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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.

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I need a slight hug around my arch and a higher back tab to protect from blisters…and the EcoSox Bamboo Crew, Bamboo Performance Tab, & Bamboo No Show sox did not disappoint!

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)

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Targets: hip flexors, hamstrings, & glutes

Opener: same as above + opening of the chest

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Stretch #2: Lying Crossover Stretch

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Targets: Glutes, hamstrings, low back

Stretch #3: Forward Fold (knees slightly bent)

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Targets: hamstrings, glutes, calves, lower back, upper back, & neck (basically the whole bod!)

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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.

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Stretch #4: Thread The Needle

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Targets: glutes, hips, upper back, lower back, shoulders, & neck.

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Love to really press down with the arm underneath me to really open up my lat muscle.

Stretch #5: Seated Chin To Chest

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Targets: low back, upper back, shoulders/traps, & neck.

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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

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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.

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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!

Enter below!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you EcoSox & be true to you,

xo Kasey

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