Confession: I hate stretching. Well, it’s not that I hate it… It feels good! I am just lazy. When I am done with my workout, I am done. In the past I would find myself thinking it was a waste of time to stretch… I know. I know. I have changed my ways! When Todd told me stretching makes for nice muscles and deeper cuts… details… I was sold!
Not only will you have pretty muscles from stretching, there are some other benefits as well.. details.
- Reduced Muscle Tension
- Increased Range of Motion
- Increased Circulation, which in turn will give you increased energy levels
- Enhanced Muscular Coordination
As I get older, I feel it more of a necessity to stretch. Especially after a good leg workout.. if I don’t stretch those hamstrings, my lower back really feels it. Post exercise stretching can aid in recovery, decreasing muscle soreness (not that soreness is a bad thing), and it also helps keep your muscles and tendons in good working order.. details.
What I have learned is stretching doesn’t have to be the huge time commitment that I always thought it was, a little can go a long way. But the best part… Stretching can give you huge results… It’s all in the details!