Stretch and Roll...

rickyll
rickyll Posts: 188 Member
Everyday or as often as you can...while you're watching TV instead of just sitting...Whenever, wherever, doesn't matter.
Your older self will thank you.

That is all.

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  • ew_david
    ew_david Posts: 3,474 Member
    My old bones/muscles/tendons/ligaments approve this message.
  • rickyll
    rickyll Posts: 188 Member
    sorry mistahJ, don't send your goons after me.
  • hill8570
    hill8570 Posts: 1,466 Member
    _MistahJ_ wrote: »
    Watch who you're calling old, whipper-snapper.

    Yo, @_MistahJ_ -- I'll hold him while you work him over. Kids these days!
  • Chasing_My_Bliss
    Chasing_My_Bliss Posts: 18 Member
    The foam roller just makes everything feel better but for the hips and upper back, it's magical! Its like treating myself to my own little spa treatment before I head home from the gym.
  • ekat120
    ekat120 Posts: 407 Member
    Thanks for the reminder! I just got off the couch and am working on my calves :)
  • latincoffee
    latincoffee Posts: 190 Member
    _MistahJ_ wrote: »
    Watch who you're calling old, whipper-snapper.

    Reminded me of the 80s movie, The Goonies. Awesome! :D
  • Packerjohn
    Packerjohn Posts: 4,855 Member
    Mobility is critical. Saw some nice suggestions from Dan John

    Lay on back, get up
    lay on stomach, get up
    lay on right side, get up
    lay on left side, get up

    Same as above except:
    Keep right hand on left knee
    Keep left hand on left knee
    Keep right hand on left knee
    Keep left hand on right knee

    Real nice general warm up.

  • socajam
    socajam Posts: 2,526 Member
    Trust me I am finding this out, my lower back was killing me for the last couple of weeks.

    Now I make sure to stretch in the morning and in the evening - the difference is amazing, pain free and plan to continue every day.
  • rickyll
    rickyll Posts: 188 Member
    socajam wrote: »
    Trust me I am finding this out, my lower back was killing me for the last couple of weeks.

    Now I make sure to stretch in the morning and in the evening - the difference is amazing, pain free and plan to continue every day.

    that's great! It's such a huge, important part of fitness and health but nobody ever talks about it. They all just worry ONLY about lifting heavy etc.