How You Should Really Be Stretching
Stretching. Probably one of the most overlooked yet underrated aspects of any sort of physical activity. Even more overlooked however, is exactly which type of stretching is appropriate for what you are trying to accomplish. This is an issue that I commonly see with beginner’s just starting their fitness journey, but unfortunately I’ve even seen trained professionals who still coach and direct the people they work with to perform incorrect types of stretching in their training regimen. “Wait… So you’re telling me there’s more than one kind of stretching??” The answer to that question is a large and presumptuous YES!!! And it’s important to know and understand the differences between them all. There are many ways to stretch and rehabilitate a muscle, but I will go over some of the most common types of stretching, as well as the most appropriate times to perform each one.