Monday, 23 January 2012

Stretching

Now for some handy tips for those who like to exercise!

Here are some great examples of stretches you can perform when preparing for a work-out and also when finishing up a work-out.

It's always good to warm your muscles up before any strenuous activity because without preparing yourself to perform a certain action one can cause some serious harm to your body. It's also handy post-exercise to have 'cool-down' stretches to prevent your muscles from getting too stiff. Stretching is a good way to 'cool-down' as it can aid in removing excess lactic acid (which builds up in your body when performing anaerobic exercise).

Stretching is usually instinctual in most animals, however most people these days just don't seem to perform it that much. Mostly due to our sedentary lifestyles (which I am most certainly guilty of!)

Anyway, check it out!



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15 comments:

  1. This could be usuful. Thanks!

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  2. This will turn me into stretch armstrong..haha

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  3. Alright, thanks for the tips!

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  4. Interesting stuff.. I really don't stretch as much as i should.

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  5. I still all my judo/karate stretches and the ones I did for volleyball. Stretching is so important guys

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  6. This will defiantly help me at the gym thanks man!! Now following!

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  7. Yeah, I almost always forget to stretch first.

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