Happy Spring Slim Down Week 1!! We’ve only been doing this challenge for a few days, but you’re already smashing your everyday workouts! All of Team LSF’s hard work this week has left us speechless. We’re going to see some amazing improvements both inside and out over the next six weeks! If you’re wondering if it’s too late to participate in the competition…Although we will be pushing ourselves over the next six weeks, we must also remember to love and heal our bodies!! It’s tempting to let the extra 10 minutes of stretching or foam rolling slip away while you’re getting into the swing of things and pushing yourself. Recovery is important for seeing improvements in your body and for reducing muscle soreness so you can keep up with your workouts.
BEST LOWER BODY STRETCHES
Balasana, also known as child’s pose, is a foetal resting pose. The word “bala” comes from the Sanskrit words “bala” and “asana,” which mean “child” and “pose,” respectively. Although it is useful in relieving back, shoulder, neck, and hip strain, its main anatomical target is the thighs.
LEGS UP THE WALL
Under your hips, put a pillow, folded blanket, or bolster. Using a higher support and bringing your hips closer to the wall both need more versatility. To find your sweet spot, make the necessary adjustments.You can bend your knees as much as you want, and if it helps, you can even put a cushion between your knees and the wall. You should rest your head and neck on a pillow or a folded blanket.
Start with your feet hip-width apart in a standing position. Lift your arms and elbows above your shoulders, holding your back straight, chest forward, and palms facing upwards.
Then, in a broad lunge, put your left leg forward, touch your right knee to the deck, and look upwards. Keep for about 10 seconds, then return to the starting position by moving your right leg forward.
Rep with the other leg.