Enhancing your Peloton workout with a pre and post stretch might just be one of the best decisions you make. (Aside from purchasing a Peloton or downloading the app for classes). Pre-ride or pre-run stretches help to warm up your body, allow you to perform better, and may also help prevent injury. Post-workout static stretches help to alleviate soreness and aid in recovery.
Best Peloton Stretch Classes
Peloton stretch classes are found in the stretching section of the app With the filter, you can scroll down to pre/post-ride or pre/post-run specific stretches. What is the difference between a pre and post stretch class? Stretches done before a workout are dynamic in nature to prime your muscles for the work ahead. Post-workout classes consist of static stretches which are held for 30-45 seconds.
Pre Run/Ride Stretches
Rebecca Kennedy has a number of pre-run stretches that are excellent. Hit your quads, hamstrings and hips in this 5 minute warm up.
Looking for a longer warmup? This 10 minute pre-run class with Matt Wilpers will have you ready to rock the tread or hit the trails
.Post Ride Stretches
Denis Morton has terrific post ride classes that really get into the hip flexors and glutes. I have this one on repeat.
Post Run Stretches
There are a number of fantastic post run stretches. Here are some of the most popular ones (according to my Peloton facebook groups).
This 10 minute Adrian Williams class hits all the major running muscles and is suitable for all levels.
Only have 5 minutes to stretch? Check out this Selena Samuela class that targets the calf muscles using a towel for an extra stretch.
Full Body Stretches
Treat yourself and your sore muscles to a full body stretch after any workout or anytime. This 15 min Jess Sims class has fantastic music and gets all your spots and then some.
Have 20 minutes? You can’t go wrong with this all over Rebecca Kennedy stretch.
Foam Rolling Classes
Yes please! Need the discipline of a class to get on your foam roller? Me too. Hannah Corbin has a series of 10 minute foam rolling classes to target the calves, glutes, and hamstrings. Add one of these to your day for a hurts-so-good muscle treat.
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Add one or more of these top Peloton stretch classes to your daily routine and your body will thank you.