Disclaimer: It is reccomended that you check with your doctor or physical therapist first before trying any of these exercises. Rule of thumb:" If it hurts, don't do it." Even less than that. Body has a 72 hour window period where it will not show its full colors, and you might ot even know if you pulled something. If in doubt, do less and ICE before seeing your doctor or therapist. Based upon trainings as an injury prevention instructor with Dr Ben Bejamin, author of * Sports Without Pain; the following regimine is recommennded for order of activities:
1)Warm-Up - an actual loosening of muscles and joints through light moves & rotations*
3)movement or sport activity
4)Stretch -after your work-out routine, once muscles are more limber and literally "warmed up"
What is your favorite stretch? __"My favorite recent stretch is lying back onto the large exercise ball after doing my Qigong exercises- or after doing the baby pose, lying crouched, face down on the floor. This provides a very relaxing, deep stretch for the opposite or "antagonistic" muscle groups"; especially in the low back area".."it almost feels like a massage. MF*____________