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10 Minute Daily Stretching Routine

Hey Ladies! Many of you may not know, but outside of blogging, I am also an athletic trainer. One of the most important lessons that I try to instill in my student-athletes is the importance of stretching. Stretching allows the muscles to stay flexible and keeps joints mobile. Have you ever noticed how stiff your hip can get after sitting for extended periods? I know I have. Especially with our current stay home orders, I find myself lounging on my couch for hours which leaves my hamstrings tight and my low back feeling stuck. Long story short, COVID-19 has me feeling achy, sore, and overall OLD hahaha. …..and I know I’m not alone lol.. I realized that I should practice what I preach and start stretching daily. I created this simple morning routine that should take you no more than 10 minutes to complete. Join me as I walk you through our Regal Lady 10 Minute Daily Stretching Routine! Suggested Routine: (to be completed on both sides) Ankle Circles 10x clockwise, 10x counterclockwise Ankle Pumps 10x Butterfly Stretch 3x30s Neck Circles 5x clockwise, 5x counterclockwise Upper Trapezius Stretch 2x30s Levator Scapulae Stretch 2x30s Cross-Body Stretch 2x30s Overhead Stretch 2x30s Chest Stretch 3x30s Cat & Camel 5x each, 3 sets Child’s Pose 3x30s (in three directions, right) Downward Dog 3x30s Cobra Stretch 3x30s Pigeon Stretch 2x30s Seated Hamstring Stretch 3x30s Double Leg Seated Hamstring Stretch 2x30s

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