Is this you? If so you are probably putting your body through too much stress. Do you have a rest/recover day? When I say rest, I don't mean just lump on the couch and do absolutely nothing. Rest should be a day of retreat for those overworked bodies.
I'm not the best at stretching but I am working on it, especially since my work-outs have increased intensity. A day of stretching, a light walk, a nice Soak in the tub. Trust me your body will love you and thank you for it later. I personally like to dedicate My rest days to a Hatha Yoga Day. I work on my deep stretches and to mix it up I will play with some poses.
This routine is good for all fitness levels, athletes, and work-out enthusiasts. Remember your body will tell you what needs more attention when it comes to stretching, listen to it. I know I have to pay close attention to my shoulder and hamstrings.
Did you Know?
Stretching Improves Flexibility
Improves Blood Flow
Increases Range of Motion (Speed and Accuracy)
|Upper Body Stretches|
|Lower Body Stretches|
Complete the entire series and you will feel much more limber
Now these are just some basic stretches, take your time and listen to what your body wants. Happy Training. :-)