Steve: Well, I always like to say, if you’ve got a pet dog or a pet cat, what do they do when they wake up? Does anyone walk up to your dog or your cat and say, Hey there, grumpy! I’m not a dog person. I’m not sure what you call your dog. Hey there Winston, I think you should stretch now that you’ve woken up! There you go, now you’re ready for your day. These movements that a dog or cat or other animals do is innate. Sometimes we’re so conscious of what we should and shouldn’t do we, just, again, I guess we get caught up in not doing the basics.
So when we wake up, stretch, you’ve been lying fairly still for 6-8 hours I think it’s really important, get the blood going around the body because it’s been pulling, you know, in certain places overnight, get the heart going, get your blood going, get some oxygen into those muscles you know and that’s gonna help set up your motor patterns for the day. So whether it’s static stretching or dynamic stretching, as a friend who was a coach once said, just do something, get moving, get the little stretches or big stretches going, and it’ll just set you up for a wonderful day of movement.
Bill: The motion is the lotion.