As the temperature HEATS UP, remember to COOL DOWN after your workout. It’s important to allow your heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing to return to normal.

 

Try these 10 Cool Down exercises after your next workout!

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Walking or Cycling:

Get ready to walk n’ roll. Fifteen minutes at a slow, steady pace on the treadmill or bike is ideal to get your heart rate back down safely.

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Child’s Pose:

You’re never too old for the ultimate relaxation posture- child’s pose. Sit on your knees and fold forward with your arms stretched in front of you. This gentle stretch is a great cool down for anyone with low back pain.

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Hip Flexor Stretch:

We know how much you love to flex, so don’t forget to tack on this Hip Flexor Stretch at the end of your workout. Get on one knee as if you’re proposing and push your hips forward. If you sit at a desk or in a car a lot, this will do wonders for the inside of your hip and back leg.

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Hamstring Stretch:

Keep that hamstring hamSTRONG with this cool-down stretch. Sit on the ground with your legs stretched out in front of you. Bend forward and try to touch your toes. Move slowly and take deep breaths.

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Reclining Twist:

Wring out your lower back with this towel like twist. Lie down on your back with one knee into your chest. Slowly guide your knee across your body until you reach limitation and extend the opposite arm out along the floor.

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Pigeon Pose:

After a day of growing your glutes, sink down into a pigeon pose. Kick one leg back behind you and bend the other one in front. Lean over your bent leg and relax.

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Quad Stretch:

Don’t sleep on the classics, this simple quad stretch is a crowd favorite for a reason! Grab your foot with your hand on the same side of your body and pull your heel toward your glute. Switch legs and repeat.

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Calf Stretch:

A leg day MUST! Start in a plank position, feet close together, and bend one leg. Lean back and feel a nice stretch along your straight leg. Switch & repeat.

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Trapezious Stretch:

Chronically sore neck? This stretch can be done anytime- even in your desk chair! Place your hand on the opposite side of your head and gently pull down to tilt your head. Hold onto the bottom of a chair with your free hand for an even deeper stretch.

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Shoulder Stretch:

Complete your upper body day by flushing out those shoulders. Bring one arm across your body then anchor it with the other arm. Push your arm closer into your chest for a deeper stretch.

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