I. CANNOT. MOVE. – me after every booty burn, booty sculpt, any regular 6YCLE spin class. We’ve all been there. The moment you look at the steps to go to your bedroom and decide sleeping on the couch for the night is a great idea. We need to make sure we’re loving our quadriceps, hamstrings, calf muscles, and hip flexors after all of our sixer workouts. Here’s how –
Quadriceps – with the knee pointing down and the thigh close to the body, draw the heel of the same leg close to your cheeks until you feel a deep stretch in the front of the leg.
Hamstrings – while keeping a neutral spine, reach down to the floor until you feel a deep stretch in the back of your legs. Also, can we take a minute to laugh at this picture. The things we do for good visual aids!
Calf muscles – find a wall or the bottom part of your bike and elevate the ball of your foot at a 45 degree angle. Drive down through your heel of the same foot until you feel a deep stretch in the back of your calf muscle.
Hip flexors – While in a lunge position, keep a neutral spine and reach your opposite hand to the floor. Make sure your hips stay even and parallel, while sinking into the bent leg to feel the stretch in the inner hamstring and lower hip flexors.
We always offer a quick cool down for all of our classes, however listen to your body. If it needs more, make sure you take the time to stretch it out!