Do you have a morning stretch routine? Having a ritual that you go through every morning helps to improve productivity. If you read any book on highly successful individuals, they have a routine they go through every morning. Why not add a morning stretch routine into the mix? Get the blood flowing, get the body moving, and start your day off right!
If you are like most people, you wake up in the morning, drink your coffee, sit and eat breakfast, sit in the car, sit at work, sit in the car on the way to the gym, and then HIT A WORKOUT HARD.
There is a big disconnect there. Sit, sit, sit, sit, sit, WORKOUT.
Get your body prepped from the get go. Run through the morning stretch routine in this video for 5-10 minutes every morning. Commit to doing this for 1 month and see the changes it makes in your life.
Your body craves being moved through its full ranges of motion. Use it or lose it, literally. PRIME THE PUMP!! Get your mind and body prepared for the rest of the day.
The routine is:
10 shoulder rotations
10 prayer stretches
10 crab walk rocks
10 ankle moves
10 hip rotations
10 straight leg raises
10 hip extensions
repeat on other leg
10 cat camels (don’t push the ranges of motion)
This will ENHANCE your movement/mobility/stability training later in the day, it won’t replace it. Use this as the way you get your body prepared in the morning. This morning stretch routine won’t replace all the other great stuff you are already doing in the gym, it will make that stuff even better by getting your body moving immediately in the morning.
Note: This video is not mean to treat or diagnose medical conditions. If you are having pain, consult your physician.