JODY'S PHILOSOPHY

"Be Brave"

"It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you do with it"

"All activity counts"

"A stretched muscle is a strong muscle"

"Enjoy the moment"

"Less is more"

"You can never be too rich, but you can definitely be too thin"

"Sweat daily"

"Life will give you what you need. It's up to you to get what you want"

 

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#6 Quadricep (Thigh) Stretch

Legs get tight and this stretch helps to loosen them up. Bending your bottom leg will help keep you from arching your back. If placing your head in your hand puts a strain on your neck, rest your head on top of your forearm. Do 1-3 sets, of holding for 15-60 seconds, or six to 12 breaths. Keep in my mind that doing both sides once = 1 set. Enjoy.

#5 Hip Flexor Stretch

This is a good dynamic stretch for warming up the muscles in your hip and thigh. Use a chair for balance. Add a towel, pillow or mat to soften the surface below your bottom knee. Do 1-3 sets of slowly rocking forwards and backwards, 3-4 times per side. Doing both sides once = 1 set.


#4 Hamstring Stretch

This stretch is also good if you suffer from back pain. Make sure you keep the knee slightly bent - see picture. You can extend the range of your arms by putting something under your head like a pillow or yoga block. Hold each stretch 30-60 seconds, or for 6 to 12 breaths. Relax your shoulders. Breathe.

#3 Buttock Stretch

This stretch targets the butt muscle. It’s also a good time to point and flex your foot with a few ankle rotations added in. Do 1-3 sets, of holding for 15-60 seconds or 3 to 12 breaths. Do 5-10 reps for the foot point and flex with same number of ankle rotations. Doing both sides once =1 set. Keep breathing throughout the set.

 

#2 Calf Stretch

Calves and ankles get tight. This little stretch is a great relief for those tight muscles. Do 1-3 sets, of holding for 15-60 seconds, or 3 to 12 breaths. Doing both sides once = 1 set. Enjoy.