Stretches for Sore Muscles - Yoga-Inspired Stretches from Annie Mulgrew of New York. When you work out, your muscles contract and shorten, which can leave you feeling stiff. Stretching increases blood flow to the muscles to relieve this stiffness, lengthen muscles, and improve your flexibility for a greater range of motion (and lower risk of injury) the next time you work out, Mulgrew says.
You can have a “Christmas Tree” all year round with these Seated “Good Mornings” exercise by @ronzdabody. I love this exercise. (Note: A “Christmas Tree” refers to how the muscles in your lower back resemble a Christmas tree when shredded - see latest @d_stinto pic for example). Performed CORRECTLY, Seated Good Mornings are an excellent lower back exercise because they isolate the back, removing any assistance from the hamstrings & glutes
The focus on building back and shoulder muscles is often lost in the hyper focus on leg speed and strength, but after years of hard contact & speed skating stance, you'll need them to be strong to keep neck, shoulder, and back injuries at bay. Back pain during endurance drills is because the muscles are *over stretched* due to good derby form. Make them strong, and the pain will stop. :D // Derby
Your spine might be the supporting column of your entire body, but your muscles are what keeps your spine aligned and strong.In many cases, chronic back pain isn’t caused by overworked muscles, but by atrophied ones, weak from long hours of sitting and lack of exercise.The easiest way to realign your spine is by strengthening your core, back, and side muscles through specialized stretches and strengthen.Simply practice the following exercises every day for 3 weeks and your pain will melt…