I looked and I looked and I haven't seen a thread about doing stretches. Post any links or videos of stretches you have personally tried and approved here.
This is what I have, plus my personal notes, tips and comments on them:Back stretches: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNN3K2qj-L0
Back pain? What back pain? These stretches got rid of mine so fast that I didn't even notice when it happened. I do them at the beginning of all my daily exercises. For the Child's Pose stretch (the first one in the video) I first stretch as much as I can forward and then stretch to my right side until I feel some tension on my side and then hold it on my right side for 30 seconds and then I rinse, wash and repeat for my left side. It works wonders.Arm stretching for before and after weight lifting exercises (video): http://www.ehow.com/how_2216076_do-stretching-exercises-arms-before.html
I don't weight lift but I do this before my exercises (which includes pushups) and I try to do this stretch before I leave the house if I plan on lifting anything at least somewhat heavy or for a distant that day. My arms feel pretty good because of this.Post workout stretches (list): http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/stretching/4-post-workout-stretches.html WARNING!
The calf stretch...If you feel too much tension and ESPECIALLY if you feel any pain during this stretch, completely abandon it. Maybe it's good for others, I walk a lot so I might just be feeling too much strain because of that but I completely ditched the last stretch on this list due to ankle pain. The first 3 post workout stretches are perfectly fine. I feel cooled down after finishing them. I also do ankle rolls at the very end. (see below) Ankle rolls take away ankle pain.
Walking Stretches(video and list): http://video.about.com/walking/5-Stretches-for-Walkers.htm
My favorite "stretch" here is the ankle rolls. I can't recommend it
enough. I try to always do them when I plan on walking anywhere. Also, the dreaded calf stretch (called calves walking stretch) is mentioned here. Please keep in mind what I said about them earlier.