In an ideal world, I would stretch forward for 10 counts of 10, and back for the same. It depends what part of me needs the most attention, but I try to stretch left/right, forward/back equally.
I use a foam roller first to release any tense areas in my back and shoulders. I then sit and stretch my legs and hips on the floor. I use the doorway to stretch my shoulders, to close the door and brace myself to stretch out my wrists and ankles. I roll my head around to help stretch my neck.
It depends of the day. Generally if I'm free I do 10 min of stretching. But if I have to go out I keep it short like 2-3 min.
Mine is specifically for my lower back and I stretch for 10 min in the morning and 10min (sometimes 15min) in the evening. I run in one place for about a minute to warm up
It typically depends on the physical activity I’ve done the day before. I like to stretch when I get out of bed 1-5 min and then again midday in the form of yoga or just in sync with deep breathing exercises.
About ten minutes seems to work for me. I stretch for at least 20 seconds per stretch. A good alternative if I’m stiffer is yoga with the Nike + Training Club app, which allows you to download workouts for free to do. They have yoga workouts from 7-45 minutes long. I’ve also heard of people who were so stiff, they stretch for 2 hours a day. That’s not necessary for most, but hopefully focusing on the things you need to stretch for about 20-30 seconds each is helpful.
My stretching routine is only a minute long. Or sometimes it will be twelve to fifteen minutes long if I do a stretching starter.
Not long, a minute is my usual. I do hamstrings, lunges, side to side lunges, side bends, and pigeon stretches if time permits. It's all about getting the blood and lymphatic fluid moving after spending the morning working, which can get me into a stressed, tension posture.
It’s short – for me the whole point is to just get my blood flowing, it’s not about getting a workout in. If I can get out of bed and move a lil but it wakes me up and makes me happy
My stretching routine is 10 minutes. As long as my body feels better after, I don't mind being under or over the set aside time
- What types of stretches do you do in the morning (if any)? Do you have a few recommendations that really work for you?
- Do you bounce or hold your stretch?
- What are good ways to stretch your feet and hands?
- Do prefer to stretch before sleeping or when you wake up?
- Is it best to stretch in the morning or before bed?
- What is your favorite way to stretch your neck?
- Dose any one have a really good stretching routine, because I would really like one but I have not found any really good ones that I can do at home.
- Name three sensations other than the physical burn you love about getting your stretch on?
- Bounce or no bounce in your stretch?
- What kind of stretches would you recommend for someone who has very limited mobility in their joints/overweight/unfit etc…