There is a widespread misconception of when and why to stretch our muscles.
Many clients told me that they do not stretch their muscles before running because they think It could be dangerous to stretch “cold muscles”.
This is a big misconception about muscle stretching for many reasons:
Instead, I strongly advise stretching before and after running or whatever kind of workout.
Stretching is very important for our musculoskeletal system for many reasons that include:
I consider stretching e real workout of your muscle’s flexibility and It has the same importance as your Muscle Power.
When you stretch your muscles it is like they are getting a light sports massage because stretching the muscle fibers has the ability to reduce muscle tension too.
The balance between muscle power and muscle flexibility is a key factor for better sports performance and muscle biomechanics.
Even if you have good muscle power but poor muscle flexibility, you can get a lot of injuries such as muscle strain, muscle sprain, and muscle tears.
Executing the stretching is very important to the correct body posture of each exercise and one of the easiest solutions is to get a good Visual Stretching Guide.
By improving your muscle flexibility you are going to get many benefits: