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Stretch After Cardio With This Five-Minute Cooldown

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Stretch After Cardio With This Five-Minute Cooldown

Give you hips and lower back some love with Butterfly Pose:

  • From plank position, drop your knees to the floor and sit on your butt. Bend both knees, and bring your feet together.
  • Using your hands, open your feet up like a book. Use your muscles to press your knees down toward the floor.
  • Lengthen your spine, drawing your belly button toward your spine. Relax your shoulders, and gaze either in front of you or toward your feet.
  • Stay here for 30 seconds, and then slowly begin to fold forward, drawing your torso toward your legs.
  • Keep your hands on your feet, pressing your knees down with your arms, or if you want more of a stretch, extend your arms out in front of you.
  • Fold forward to increase the intensity, and hold for an additional 30 seconds.
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