The right way to stretch
Too many of us are still doing static stretches before our workout, game or race. Research shows that doing pre-activity stretching is contraindicated to performance – which simply means it will lower your ability to do well during your workout or race.
Do this instead. Prior to a workout, do dynamic warm-up and dynamic stretching. These moving type of exercises will prep your body for the activities ahead.
Following your workout or race, do your static stretches 🙂 it’ll help elongate your shortened muscles (because workouts do that) and helps build flexibility over the long run.
So, the next time your personal trainer tells you to static stretch before your workout – get them to check out this mini blog post 🙂
Here’s to your health
Coach Sharm, MSc