Fitness Tip – The Importance of Stretching

Stretching is something most women forget about… you finish a workout and head straight for the doors but your workout shouldn’t be finished until you spend just  5 minutes stretching after working out.

Stretching after working out is shown to be best… believe it or not there is no evidence that stretching before your workout is beneficial and can even lead to injury. But post workout is completely different!

Induce muscle building potential (recent research shows that stretching increases the muscle building process your body goes through).

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Stretching After Working Out Benefits:

  • Reduce Stress
  • Reduce Post workout soreness
  • Improve range of motion
  • Improve circulation/blood flow to muscles
  • Increase flexibility

And remember it onlt takes 5 minutes at the end of your workout… if you’ve already spend the time for a great strength training workout, then whats just 5 more minutes if it gives you bigger, better results!