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How to stretch before a workout

Stretch Before a Workout

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This is my guide to stretching - to be done before and after a workout

This is my guide to stretching - to be done before and after a workout

Legs wide apart and hang to the centre... Do not bounce as it puts added strain on your muscles during the stretch

Legs wide apart and hang to the centre... Do not bounce as it puts added strain on your muscles during the stretch

Keep your legs apart and stretch to one side leading with your chest (not with your head)

Keep your legs apart and stretch to one side leading with your chest (not with your head)

Now stretch to the other side - again leading with your chest and not your head

Now stretch to the other side - again leading with your chest and not your head

Now the flamingo stretch - hold one leg and keep your balance - knees close, back straight and chest out

Now the flamingo stretch - hold one leg and keep your balance - knees close, back straight and chest out

Same again on the opposite leg for a further 10 seconds

Same again on the opposite leg for a further 10 seconds

Then keeping one leg straight, bend the other and stick your bum out... Only lean on the bent leg... Pointing your toes towards the ceiling will stretch you further

Then keeping one leg straight, bend the other and stick your bum out... Only lean on the bent leg... Pointing your toes towards the ceiling will stretch you further

Same again on the other leg and remember do not lean on the straight leg, and keep your toes pointed towards the ceiling :-)

Same again on the other leg and remember do not lean on the straight leg, and keep your toes pointed towards the ceiling :-)

Now stretch your arm across your body an hold with your other arm

Now stretch your arm across your body an hold with your other arm

Repeat with your other arm twisting as you do so

Repeat with your other arm twisting as you do so

Stretch your arm behind your back holding it at the elbow with the other arm

Stretch your arm behind your back holding it at the elbow with the other arm

Same again with the other arm, again holding it with the other hand for 10 seconds

Same again with the other arm, again holding it with the other hand for 10 seconds

You are nice and warm and ready to hit the Gym, Track, Road or one of my classes... Remember to keep hydrated and follow me on twitter @TVACBootCamp

You are nice and warm and ready to hit the Gym, Track, Road or one of my classes... Remember to keep hydrated and follow me on twitter @TVACBootCamp

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