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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. Since the January Jump-Start workout plan is designed to really kick your fitness game up a notch, 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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