FGL Stretch Break! Post-Bike Ride (or anytime) Stretch

The Stretch Break! is back after a summer hiatus.  A new stretch will be posted each Wednesday.  In this Stretch Break! I demonstrate four simple stretches for the chest & shoulders, hamstrings, quads and lower back. Perfect for after a bike ride (or anytime, really).  This video is slightly longer than previous clips, but still less than 10 minutes.  I often talk to runners, bikers and other athletes who spend so much time on their sport they leave little time to stretch.  Stretching helps ease tension in tight muscles, saving you from injury and keeping you strong and healthy.

Whether you are a biker or just need to stretch the muscle groups demonstrated in this video, I hope you give your body some love and a stretch! It just feels good.

As always, these are informational videos, designed for the average healthy adult. Always consult your physician before starting this or any other movement based exercise.

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I’m working to create an iTunes podcast feed so you can easily bring these stretch breaks wherever you go! Stay tuned.

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  • http://www.workhappynow.com Karl Staib – Work Happy Now

    Your video is coming at a perfect time. I’m hopping back on the bike after a super hot summer here in Texas. My hamstrings are already tight, so these poses are great for me. I need to be more aware of my body as I finish my exercises.

    • http://staceyshipman.com Stacey Shipman

      Karl- hope you had a great ride. I got a flat recently, need to change the inner tube before I can get back on!

  • http://www.positiveletters.com Hilary

    Hi Stacey .. really useful stretch break to have .. and having them in one podcast will be really helpful .. good idea.

    Also to know that they’re back ..each week – always helpful in this sedentary net world we live in right now ..

    Thanks – Hilary

    • http://staceyshipman.com Stacey Shipman

      Hi Hilary, yes, trying to figure out the podcast end of things and glad to bring them back. I know how important it is to move during the day! Hope you are doing well.

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