I have a hard time remembering to stretch after I exercise. To help, I printed the SparkPeople Stretching Guide, then placed it in a sheet protector and hung it on the wall where I keep my weights, bands & other gear. Helps me finish my exercise session well, so I'm ready for the rest of the day!
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Having trouble holding a plank38 I take my mind off the length of time I hold one by trying to do it for the duration of a record on the radio and by concentrating on my breathing. So far (this morning) I've managed 4;23 to Robbie William's Feel. I "Feel" 345 It works every time!
I've worked my way up to this time and remember to stretch my abs after. This would work for a modified plank and side planks
Sneak in some bonus stretching and exercise while going out about your daily tasks.
Did you visit the grocery store? Carry in an extra bag or two than you normally would in each trip to the house. Use proper lifting methods so you don't hurt yourself.
When picking up items from the floor (picking up toys, clothes,etc). Turn the movement into an easy stretch or even a squat. Don't bounce and remember your muscles aren't warmed up so go slow and easy.
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