Today’s #21DaysOfMe Active Recovery Day With Ginger Ressler

Welcome to day 7! We’re ending the week with rest day and a few of Ginger’s Ressler’s go-to active recovery day moves. Whether you prefer light activity or a true off day, these moves are just the TLC your body needs after a week of trying new workouts.   
   

  

1. Scapula Push-Ups
This push-up variation targets the muscles surrounding the scapula (shoulder blade). Start in plank position with hands shoulder-width apart. Squeeze shoulder blades together, this action will slightly lower the torso. Do not bend the arms as you bring your scapula together. Release and return to starting position. Repeat 8-12 reps.
 
2. Runner’s Lunge with Reach and Twist
This stretch promotes the release of hamstring and hip tension. Begin by stepping into lunge position with your right foot forward and left leg extended back. Bring your left hand down so it’s parallel to your right foot. Reach your right hand to the sky and hold for 5-10 seconds. Then place your right hand outside your right foot and immediately extend your right foot back while bringing your left foot forward. Once in runners lunge position, reach your left hand to the sky and hold for 5-10 seconds. Repeat this sequence and aim to complete 8-12 reps.
 
3. Twisting Reverse Lunge
This final stretch helps open up the hip flexors and tight abdominals while also testing your balance. Begin in standing position and take a step back with your right foot, drop down into a lunge, and then twist and extend, over your left leg. Return to standing and repeat with the other leg. Alternate sides for 8-12 reps.
    

Today’s Challenge: What are you doing on your rest day? Post a pic with #21DaysOfMe to let us know!

  
   
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