To fully optimize your workout, it is necessary to be flexible in order to perform your exercises properly — by getting full range of motion in which your joints can potentially move. Here’s why: When we don’t stretch before and after a workout, our muscles hold onto toxins, we risk injury, recovery time takes longer, and our performance is decreased.
The Importance of Stretching and Flexibility
In order to prevent restrictive mobility, we must do flexibility stretches. Common areas that need stretching and/or flexibility are the hips, back, knees, and ankles. In this article, you will see why it is not only important to stretch, but to balance the planes of motion in which our body parts move.
If done consistently, you will gain greater range of motion, improve balance, and recover more quickly for your next workout. Typically, a static stretch should be held for 20-60 seconds, remembering not to overstretch which can cause injury as overstretching can cause pulled muscles and tears. | See the full story here… lifehack.org
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