The age old question when it come to working out is, “Is stretching after your workout really worthwhile?”. Here’s a topic that’s sure to make you click off the page faster than you can hit the remote on a Richard Simmons infomercial. No, it isn’t sexy, and I won’t pretend that it’ll add another 2 inches to your arms. But bear with me, because what you’re about to learn about stretching can make your training efforts pay off, really.
Flexibility is the suppleness of joints, muscle fibers and connective tissue. And it’s this suppleness that allows a greater range of motion about the joints.
But what happens when you lose flexibility, which can happen when you strength train, and don’t take time to stretch? If you’re squatting, for example, lack of whole-body flexibility can cause your heels to come up off the floor, or limit your ability to get your butt down to a thighs-parallel position and cause your lower back to round and hurt. If you’re not completing a full range of motion, do you think you’re getting the full benefit of the exercise? Of course not! Click through the following slides to find out how 10 minutes can make the world of difference to your workout.
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