I have read bad things about stretching too. The article instead suggested doing some hops to loosen up your body before a workout. I dont stretch much too.
I have read that stretching can be counterproductive to your routine but personally I stopped getting a lot of nagging pains from my routine after I included stretching before hand
Jus stretch in d morning fr 5 minz...wen u get up...it helps...it conditions ur body..or els ur body may get too stiff...
I don't usually stretch before a workout, but for my warm up I incorporate moves that involve a slight stretch anyway. As other people have said, there is some controversy aorund stretching, especially before a workout. If your muscles are feeling a little tight, or like they need a stretch, you could do some lunges (not going too deep, front/back/side), cross body kicks...etc. You'll still be warmed up using those moves and they'll give you a bit of a stretch.
I do mainly stretching and yoga while my shoulder is healing. I have toned up and gained flexibility without any heavy work. Stretching is a big plus in my book
I suffer from a bad back so have started the 9min morning stretch and have had no twinges for last 2 weeks..working for me.....gets me going in the morning and sets me up for the day. I just don't over stretch to avoid injury.
I have heard that you should not stretch after every work out, because the body need that tenzion you are building up, so you can do next work out even better whit all the tenzion you need. In many cases stretching is only for healing overloaded muscels and to recover from a damage due to overloading. I allso think that overloading is coming from that work outs have been done wrong. And with that i ment to say : You are doing great, girl. How olfd are you?
Make stretching a part of your day not work out. Stretch in the morning when you wake up for fifteen minutes and you'll be limber all day. That way it won't get in the way of your workout.
Tammy H. Here's the deal, stretching is nothing more than addressing your flexibility. Limited flexibility can increase your chances of injury. When you are trying to be healthy & fit we all have to do things we don't like but it comes with the territory. So you can look at it as apart of what you do & taking care of your body so it takes care of you or end up being injured then you won't be able to workout at all. If we always did things that felt good then we wouldn't make great gains in our goals. Life wasn't meant to be sweet all the time. Do like I do, suck it up & keep it pushin pimpin. Go hard or go home. Make it happen Tammy, no excuses!
Absolutely! My point exactly.
Whoever told you this information gave you misinformation. I'm a personal trainer, former collegiate athlete, & prior military. Trust me people making nonsense of stretching is ridiculous. Understanding that our muscle is made up of fibrous tissue & other materials that are impacted by stretching why would you listen to someone negate stretching? You should warm up a little before doing it (walking or some exercise) to get the blood flowing. But never eliminate stretching after workout. Before not so much. Take one of your workout days & do yoga. It works.
Exactly my point!