Posted on September 28, 2020
❓MYTH OR FACT ❓
🤔Always make sure to stretch out BEFORE your workout to help improve your performance and strength.
💡Holding stretches (like the runner’s stretch or a quad stretch) isn’t proven to help prevent injury or cut back on post-workout muscle soreness.
⚡Plus, it can actually hurt your performance, since researchers believe stretching tires out your muscles.
🔥A great idea is to warm-up doing lower-intensity versions of the same movements you’ll be doing during your workouts. These are called dynamic stretches and include brisk walking, leg swings, squats, gentle arm circles, etc.
🧘🏾And if you want even MORE flexibility work, do traditional stretches AFTER your workout when your muscles are warm and more mobile. Or stretch out on its own, as a separate workout.