Holy hamstrings! I am tighter than tight these days especially my lower body and shoulders. I know I need to incorporate stretching daily as much as I do strength training. If for no other reason than stretching for 5-10 minutes a day can give you some amazing benefits that will improve workouts and overall health.
My body is upset with me. I have found that when I am taking Bikram Yoga or Pilates, I am at my best. But because I am not stretching daily or in Bikram, my body needs work.
I’m not necessarily talking about mindless stretching either. Stretching can involve the entire body. If done right, stretching daily can be integrated with the training you are doing now.
6 benefits of stretching daily that will help you
Stretching increases strength by improving circulation and blood flow to the muscles. This not only provides greater nutrients to every muscle of the body but helps those muscles recover faster in between workouts. The increased blood flow helps prevent soreness and muscles fatigue during recovery periods and allows for more frequent high-intensity workouts….