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Static stretching is the type of stretch that is held for 10-30 seconds, and unfortunately, can do more harm than good if performed before a workout. Reasons to NOT Stretch Before a Workout 1. Stretching should only be performed on warm muscles. Otherwise it is counter productive. It causes muscles to pull and contract, leaving an exerciser with tighter muscles than before s/he stretched in the first place! 2. It is too relaxing. Its place is after exercise, when the body wants to cool down, and release the tension build up from vigorous exercise. Therefore, stretching before a workout will actually tire you out sooner during the session, and even... read full article

#1

Rorr
No Deep Stretching Before Exercise

Ooh, interesting. Thanks for this information :)

#2

coco

THats so strange I always thought you were meant to stretch before and after exercise... to avoid injuries. THough have to admit I never do stretch...

#3

Adele

This is sooo true I never used to stretch before working out and then one day I worked out with a friend and she told me I should...so I did and I injured myself!!! I am glad it wasn't just me making it up!

#4

Lauren

Never knew this...Interesting.

#5

KH

I use a brisk walk as a warm up.

#6

myofit

Hi there, first i would just like to say you should be very careful about what you advise people on as gospel, unless you have proven research behind the statements you make. I am a musculoskeletal specialist and would not make half of the comments you have. There are pros and cons about stretching, these should be both considered and understood before commencing.

#7

New Member

Nice Post

#8

Gary

I have just realized that my method of working out is wrong to some extent. I do intense stretching before going for running. Please also visit: India SEO company.

#9

Mariledger

Stretching can be a effort out in itself. I have taken a lot of Martial arts classes in my life and I must say that the Most under rated workout in our habit is stretching. As maintained by Dissertation writers UK, benefits of stretching really progress our overall health. Stretching is a huge warm-up or cool down and get betters muscular synchronization, in addition to prevents soreness and promotes faster improvement.

#10

New Member

Great post. Keep posting.

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