Nothing feels better than stretching out tired muscles! Not only does it feel good, but it’s also a great way to improve your flexibility and complete your workouts. With such a wide variety of stretches and conflicting advice out there, it can seem intimidating to start your own stretching routine. But a few simple safety tips can help you get started focusing on your flexibility.
How to Stretch Properly
- Take a quick walk before stretching to prep your muscles. If you warm up beforehand, you’ll have an easier time stretching.
- Take your time. As with any new exercise, you should start out at a beginner level. Stretch for about 10 to 15 seconds at a time, and as your muscles become accustomed to stretching, you can work your way up to 30-second intervals.
- Practice each stretch three to five times per workout.