How To Get Back In Shape
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Stretching to Get Back in Shape
Daily routine stretching can transform the way you
feel. To get back in shape, routine stretching will help you correct muscle
imbalances and release muscle tension. Stretching in conjunction with your exercise
program helps to prevent injury and relieve pain.
Notice that we specify daily
"routine" stretching, not a hit and miss method. It is the
consistent, daily stretching program that will give you the results you are looking
for to get back in shape.
To best address your
flexibility, combine an overall stretching program with specific targeted stretches for any problem areas such
as your pectorals, hip flexors, heel cords or hamstring muscles.
To make your program of routine stretching, routine, you
need to work it into your daily schedule, just as you do for brushing your teeth or taking a shower. By
combining multiple joint and muscle stretches into one exercise, you can create a full body stretch in just a
few minutes per day.
If lack of time is a reason that you use for not getting back in
shape, try Joseph Weisberg's 3 Minute Stretching program. This book
makes no time, no excuse!
3 Minutes to a Pain-Free
3 Minutes to a Pain-Free
Life, by Joseph Weisberg
P.T., Ph.D. has truly simplified feeling better. The six easy to do therapeutic
movements combine multiple joints and muscle groups to streamline your daily
stretching routine to just 3 minutes.
The book has a basic program, as well as modifications for
the athlete, seniors, pregnant women and for children. Also, included are stretches or therapeutic movements for different pain
This book has a place in everyone's library.
As with any exercise program consult with your healthcare practitioner before beginning an
exercise program. See full disclaimer.
If you have more time to dedicate to your daily routine stretching program,
consider The Ming Method.
The Ming Method
The Permanent Pain Cure
"The Breakthrough Way to Heal Your Muscle and Joint Pain for Good."
The Permanent Pain Cure, by Ming Chew PT.,
bodybuilder and martial arts student, is an excellent book for stretching routines to relieve
includes spinal and fascial stretches and presents routines for special joint pain
conditions. It addresses the importance of proper hydration to achieve optimal
The Ming Method also includes a strengthening program with bodyweight, weights and
kettlebell exercises. A discussion of dietary supplements and an anti-inflammation diet is also
Recommended to help you get back in shape with total
As with any exercise program consult with your healthcare practitioner before beginning an exercise
program. See full disclaimer.
Roller - For self-massage
and release of tight muscles.
Yoga is an excellent
practice for stretching and flexibility, as well as strengthening the postural muscles and improving your
The practice of yoga includes much more than just physical
benefits. It is a great discipline to get back in shape.
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