Posted on September 28, 2020

Stretching

❓MYTH OR FACT ❓

 

🤔Always make sure to stretch out BEFORE your workout to help improve your performance and strength.

 

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🔥FALSE!🔥

 

💡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.

 

REFERENCE:

www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/how-to-stretch

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