Stretching is essential to any form of activity. Yet, it’s a very tempting step to skip. I know there has been several times that I have totally skipped out on stretching before a run and then regretted it afterward. Be kind to your body! Take the time to stop, breathe and stretch it out before your workout. Today, I will show you a few of my favorite stretches just to feel warmed and ready to go. You can do these simple stretches to start your morning and feel jump started, or right before a good run.
First step? Definitely my teas! I like to sip on my energy tea before a work out and then drink my detox tea afterward.
Fit Life Tea’s Organic Teatox is a great way to clean out your system and to get rid of any yucky bloating. Seriously, this is essential. You’ll begin to see that your body thrives on this tea! And its yummy and easy to brew with cold water for when your on-the-go or refreshing after a workout. So, I’d say it’s a win win!
Follow along with me as I show you how to perform a few “wake me up” stretches.
Butt kick stretch:
This stretch will prepare your quadriceps muscles. Hold for about 10-15 seconds on each leg.
Make sure to alternate legs. Make those lunges deep so you can really get the most out of this pose.
This helps strengthen legs while also opening up your hips.
Find a comfortable position and hold. You can make these as deep or shallow as you would like.
Don’t forget to bring along your Fit Life Tea water bottle to stay hydrated throughout!
Okay, yes.. this is my “it’s summer and super humid and I just exercised outside” hair look. Haha we’ll work on that next time. Maybe a nice gym hair tutorial? We may or may not be in desperate need of one. Oops!