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Stretching Should Not Be Missing In Action

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  • Small changes lead to big changes and big changes lead to results.
  • Stretching is something I need to do more of.
  • This is good info to know. It is the complete opposite than what I've always known. In the Army, we stretched before and after our morning PT sessions. Before was warm up and after was cool down.
  • CLAY10237
    Stretching before workout helps get blood moving in the muscles.
  • CLAY10237
    Comcast cable, if that's your cable provider, has lots of great exercise videos at no cost. Go to "On Demand" the "Fitness" and navigate options from there....
  • thanks for the info
  • Very helpful article. Thanks for sharing.
  • DRUM-MAJOR
    I see this article has been around for a while... I found it interesting and informative. It is contrary to what I have been taught - to do some stretching prior to a workout. I learned that pre-workout stretching is recommended since prior to a workout, they have been "relaxed." I will have to research this further. I would appreciate if anyone could shed some more references and information. Thanks!
  • so glad this article reminds to stretch after the work out and not before, I see so many people stretching before hand and it can lead to injury...the best is to warm up for a few minutes on the treadmill
  • This article comes at a perfect time. I tried doing yoga today at the gym, and was so inflexible that I had to leave the class. I realize I never stretch before or after classes. Starting tomorrow I will do so!
  • Stretching is my favorite part of a workout! I love savoring in the feeling of accomplishment for how hard I just worked, while giving my muscles and joints a reward for their effort. And it just feels so good! I've always been a big fan of stretching, since I started playing peewee softball at age 9, and as a result, I have a decent range of motion.
    It's a shame my gym doesn't feel the same way about stretching - there's hardly any floor space to stretch out after a workout, and I'm often battling with people doing strength training...
  • COROZALOVE
    Stretching is a must after every excercie routine,it also helps too down properly.

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