Stretch It Out

An important, but unfortunately often overlooked, part of working out and running regularly, is to stretch it out. It doesn’t matter whether you stretch before a weight training session, or stretch after a run, or dedicate a full day to stretching and rolling.

Just do it!

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Why is it so important?

  • It helps keep you limber
  • Flexibility improves your range of motion for a variety of activities
  • By increasing blood flow it can decrease recovery time post-workout
  • The movements can help to keep your joints healthy

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Being an athlete growing up, stretching was always a part of a our daily routine – For gymnastics, volleyball, and diving. The stretches themselves may have shifted based on the needs of a given sport, but there were daily stretches rain or shine for all three. Usually before and after the training session.

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Not sure where to start? Check out these helpful and informative posts that will give you the basics:

Need some more tips for keeping your muscles loose? Check out my Relaxing & Stress-Reducing Yoga Moves post.

Are YOU a fan of stretching? Do you roll out your muscles regularly?

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