ACTIVE RECOVERY: The Cooldown with Ciara Lucas

 

Commonly known as the “taper crazies”, tapering requires pulling back on exertion and effort to give your body rest and prepare for race day. It’s a great opportunity to focus on mobility and stretching to maintain healthy joints. It may feel odd to take it easy in the 2-3 weeks leading up to your race, but it’s an essential part of the process! Try these cooldown exercises the next time you’re looking to elevate the way you stretch. 

 

Cross body reach

Try it out: Do 5 reps per side. 

 

Lunge & twist 

Try it out: Do 5 reps per side. 

 

Downward dog w/ calf marches 

Try it out: Hold this position for 30-40 secs. 

 

Figure-4 

Try it out: Hold each side for 30 secs. 

 

Pigeon pose 

Try it out: Hold for 1 minute per side. 

 

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