My CrossFit gym started offering a stretching and mobility class once a week, where I’ve learned tons of exercises and techniques to massage and stretch tight areas. We use foam rollers, lacrosse balls, bands, and one of my favorites: the wall. After every class, instead of jetting out and heading home, I take at least a few minutes to make time for stretching. These are the three wall stretches I love doing to increase flexibility in my chest, lower back, hips, hamstrings, inner thighs, and quads.
Since I’ve been spending a few minutes doing these stretches, aside from allowing my heart rate to regulate and giving me some much-needed rest and time to catch up with my CrossFit peeps, I’ve definitely noticed a lot less next-day muscle soreness.