Along with slowing your pace for three to 10 minutes before completing your workout, you’ll want to end your session with a few key stretches that target all of your major muscle groups. Get started with these beginner-friendly moves; hold each for 30 to 60 seconds per side.
Sit on the ground with one leg out in front of you and the other folded with the sole of your opposite foot on your inner thigh. Lean forward, reaching for your toes (or shin) on your outstretched leg.
Glutes & hip stretch
Hold onto the back of a chair for balance, cross one ankle over the opposite thigh and sink your hips down like sitting in a chair, until you feel a gentle stretch in the side of your butt.
Holding onto the back of a chair (or tree) for balance, lift one leg behind you, grab your foot and gently pull it toward your butt.
Shoulder & chest stretch
Stand with your back facing a wall, about a foot away from it. Reach one arm back and place your palm and forearm on the wall (your thumb should be up). Gently twist your torso away from the wall until you feel a stretch in your chest and shoulder.
Adjust your workout time so you can fit in this cooldown routine.
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