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Stretch, Recover, Relax: This Is How to Handle a Rest Day

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Stretch, Recover, Relax: This Is How to Handle a Rest Day
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Best news ever! If you want to get stronger, you have to rest. Your muscles need time to repair themselves; this is when the strengthening actually happens. Stretching your worked muscles is really important on your chill days. Take 15 to 20 minutes to give your hard working body some TLC with this full-body stretching routine. Click here for a printable PDF of this workout.

Directions: Prep your body for stretching with three to five minutes of light cardio: run in place, do jumping jacks, skip around your house. Then follow this full-body stretch routine, holding each stretch for 20 to 30 seconds.

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