Stretching is such an important part of a solid, sustainable workout routine! Getting in a good stretch is not only important for recovery, but it’s also for anyone looking to achieve optimal speed and strength.
The stretching that you’re probably most familiar with is static stretching- which is, getting a deep stretch in one position and holding it for a bit. However, that form of stretching is actually best done after exercise because it can hinder your performance during a workout.
Dynamic stretching, on the other hand, is a great practice to add to pre-activity warm up. It’s a little more complicated, as it involves moving stretches. It encompasses a combination of both the lengthening of muscles and control of movements. Perfect preparation for exercise!
For best results, perform 1-2 sets, of 10-15 reps of each exercise! If you don’t have time to do all of them just choose a few that fit well with your workouts!!