The shower is a great place to stretch. If you are crunched for time, stretching in the shower is also a great way to multitask after your workout. Today I am going to walk you through five stretches you can do in the shower! These stretches are slip proof and will help stretch out your whole body.
As I said, stretching in the shower can save you time. However, there are other benefits to stretching in the shower too! The steam from the shower will heat up your muscles, making them easier to stretch. This will help increase your flexibility and relieve more tension!
Flat Back Stretch
This stretch will feel amazing to your shoulders, chest, and entire backside. Place your hands on the wall opposite of your shower head. Then, slowly walk your feet back until you can completely straighten your arms. Now, push your hips back and press your chest to the floor. Hold here for 1-minute. Push deeper and deeper into the stretch for that minute.
Wall Chest Stretch
Place your right hand and forearm against one of the shower walls. Make sure your right elbow is in line with your right shoulder. Now twist your body away from that arm until you feel a stretch all throughout the right side of your chest. Hold for a minimum of 30 seconds and then switch sides!
Clasped Neck Stretch
You can really do any neck stretch in the shower, but this one is my favorite. Stand up tall and put your hands behind your head, like you’re about to do crunches. Now, push your elbows back as far as you can. Feel your chest open up and your posture straighten. Hold there for 10 seconds. Then, bring your chin towards your chest as you pull your head forward and down (seen below)
This one will stretch out your hamstrings a lot, and it couldn’t be simpler. Step your feet hip width apart and, with straight legs, reach towards your toes. Reach as far as you can. Let your breathing help you with this stretch. Reach further with each exhale.
Standing Quad Stretch
The final stretch you can do in the shower requires a little bit of balance. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this one, feel free to skip it until you’re on dry ground. Hold onto something sturdy in your shower space with your right hand. Now, balancing on your right leg, reach your left hand back to grab your left ankle. Focus on pulling your knee back and pushing the hip forward at the same time.