2 Simple Stretches

After a long, intense Personal Training session it is essential to stretch out your muscles. Often with my training clients I will stretch them out after the session using some of the techniques I learned as a Ballet Dancer. I always tell my clients that the worst thing you can do on a day where you are very sore from training is to do nothing. I always recommend that my clients do a minimum of a 30 minute leg spin out on a recumbant bike and stretch.

Here are a few basic stretches that you can do on our own at home if you are not fortunate enough to have a trainer.

Back Stretch- Child’s Pose

Back stretch

On a yoga mat or floor, start sitting on your heels, shins and feet on the ground. Open your knees so that they are slightly wider than your hips. Shift the weight of your upper body back onto your heels, and lay down on the ground. Arms stretched out in front of you, head resting on the ground. Relax in this position for 1 minute. You should practice this exercise with absoultely no tension anywhere in the body. This exercise stretch and relax the back while also releasing tension from the hip flexors.

Side Stretch

Side Stretch

Start sitting on a mat or the floor. Stretch the right leg out to your side, while the left leg is bent in towards you. Slowly stretch the left arm up over your head, and reach over towards the right leg. You will feel a stretch in the side, the hip, and the inner thigh of the leg that is extended out to the side. You will also feel this stretch in the hamstring. Hold this stretch for 20 seconds. Repeat to the other side.

There you have it. Two simple stretches that you can do on your own in the comfort of your own home! For more information on how you can learn wonderful stretching exercises visit nikolklein.com.

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About Nikol Klein

Nikol Klein is former Professional Ballet Dancer turned Women's fitness expert. She currently works with Women all over the world as a personal trainer and Ballet Strength coach to dancers.

Posted on September 11, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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