As most people know, the food pyramid the diagram at the depicts all the essential food one should eat to maintain a healthy diet. The pyramid serves to guide individuals to make better choices when they choose foods so that they can meet all their nutritional needs.
I am very serious about stretching. but there are a lot of stretches out there and I don't know which ones are useful and which ones aren't.
Thus, I was wondering if there was some sort of standardized recommendation for which groups / types of stretches that one should do in order to stretch most or all of one's muscles.
You can see my analogy here. A given stretch often target multiple muscles at once just as food like milk provides us with multiple kinds of nutrients. So really choosing a stretching routine should involve selecting a group of stretches that satisfies most of the bodies needs.
Is there a standardized recommended stretching routine?