Get You In Shape’s goal for each of our clients is to help put people in a positive environment that helps create motivation, encouragement, and inspiration. When it comes to fitness, though, we have to know what science says about exercise and fitness to be able to help our clients reduce or prevent injuries and also to help them get the most out of their time.
The Tip of the Week is about Stretching since many of you either don’t know how to properly stretch on the off-days or don’t stretch at all. For our boot camp workouts, many of you know we always have a warm up and cool down before and after the workout. We really encourage you to watch this video and began implementing the warm up and cool down before and after your cardio workouts. This video has the health and fitness benefits of stretching before and after a workout. It as has answer what research says about stretching before a workout (what type of streching you should do before a workout) and what type of streching after a workout.
Stretching is a vital component of an exercise program. Although most of us know that it is important to stretch, there are still some people that are confused about when the best time to stretch actually is. Many of us learned early on in elementary school in physical education classes, little league and other youth sports that it is good to stretch before exercise. However, research in recent years has found that this is not the case. In fact the static stretching approach, holding a stretch in the same position without movement before exercise can be dangerous as stretching muscles when they are not completely warm, may lead to muscle strains and pulls. This type of stretching before exercise may also reduce the level of physical performance during activity, and research has shown that pre-exercise static stretching does not prevent injury nor does it provide any additional protection from muscle soreness. Some individuals opt to incorporate stretching at the end of the warm up period. However, this proactive can be counterproductive as stretching during the conclusion of the warm will cause a drop in the heart rate prior to the start of the conditioning segment of the workout.
Consequently, the best time to perform static stretching is at the end of a workout session. Static stretching should be included as part of the cool down as it is safer and more effective to stretch muscles that are properly warmed and therefore more viable. This type of stretching performed after activity can help to improve posture and flexibility and also decrease stress.
So what should you do at the beginning of the workout? Researchers are finding that an active and dynamic warm up is a safer and more effective way to prepare the body for activity. Dynamic stretching involve active range of motion movements that tend to resemble sport or movement specific actions. This type of stretching before exercise helps to increase body temperature, enhance joint flexibility, and increase muscle elasticity through a range of motion, functionally preparing the body for the activity to come.
source – www.acefitness.org
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