You’ve just finished another Tread and Shred workout or maybe you’ve just finished a strength workout, this 10-minute cool down is meant to prepare your body and mind for recovery.
By continuing to move our bodies, at a much lower intensity, we are training our bodies to gradually come back down to a normal state. Taking a few extra minutes to cool down will also put you in the headspace to appreciate what your body just conquered for you. Throughout this cool down you will be able to reflect how you feel and then you can carry this feeling with you throughout the remainder of your day.
In this 10-Minute Cool Down you can expect to:
- 1. Spend a few minutes on your treadmill in a descending manner.
- 2. Bring your treadmill to a complete stop.
- 3. Come off of your treadmill and spend between 5 and 6 minutes on the floor stretching your muscles.
No matter where you are in your fitness journey, it’s important to remind ourselves that spending time to recover and stretch is just as important as the work we put in throughout our workouts. By completing this 10-minute cool down, post your higher intense workout, you will reduce both same-day soreness and next-day muscle soreness (also known as delayed onset soreness).
If you’re looking to cool down your muscles even more, stretch it out for a few more minutes with this 10-Minute Total Body Stretch 2. It’s the perfect way to unwind and loosen tight muscles while at the same time helping to improve posture and flexibility.