Oh sweet heavens, I am so jet lagged. London + toddler + 7 hour flight home = drool. So, it’s another shorty, ya’ll! Here we go.
I often arrive to torture teach classes, and find the studio strewn with folks frantically stretching as if Cirque du Soleil was holding contortion auditions in twenty minutes. Here’s this week’s quickie: don’t deeply stretch a muscle, and then ask it to maximally contract; save your deep stretching for after class – not before. Why? Well, it’s like your favorite pair of jeans. After you wash them, they’re pretty tight, so you stretch them out by wearing them around. But after a while, they’re too stretched out, and you’ve got saggy-baggy-elephant butt – so sad! It takes some work (and some quarters) to get them “contracted” again, just like your muscles. Muscles are noticeably weaker right after you stretch! Warm your muscles, take them through their range of motion, have a fun torture session, THEN make like Gumby and stretch deeply.
Lookin’ for some more details? Tune in next week for Warm Up Booty Camp 101 and we’ll go over all the goods! Love and pull-ups, Laura
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