The Two Stretches You Need to Do before a Workout
You probably approach mobility work with the same mentality as you do jury duty: Get it done as quickly and painlessly as possible.
We get it: Even though mobility movements can help you perform better in your workout and stay injury free, it’s a serious exercise in boredom.
But if you’re tempted to skip them altogether, here’s a suggestion: Just do two— the Stoney stretch and the windmill stick stretch. (And if you want a simpler workout, here’s how you can musclemorphosis.com.)
“The two movements stretch everything you need to before a workout,” says world-renowned strength coach Dan John, author of Intervention. “The stoney stretches your hip flexors, pecs, biceps, hamstrings, and the muscles on the inside your thighs. The windmill stick mobilizes your spine and reveals areas that you’re tight in.”
“Explore each stretch, moving around, for about 10 seconds until you find you’re hitting the right areas,” says John. “Then hold the stretch for 20 seconds or the prescribed amount of time.” Do that before each workout.
The Stoney Stretch
The Windmill Stick Stretch
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