About Stretching Routine
Our goal here is to educate folks about the importance of increasing your flexibility and adding stretching routines to your workout. It’s not just about being able to touch your toes easily; improving flexibility is critical to protecting your muscles. Becoming more flexible will reduce the pressure on your joints, can prevent muscles pains and aches, and will increase your stamina. Improving your flexibility will also make you feel so much better!
The flexibility routines on our site fit all exercisers. Whether you are just starting out or you’ve been working out for awhile, everyone can benefit from our stretching routines. If you sit most of the day it is especially important to maintain your flexibility to protect you from injury.
You do not need to buy expensive exercise equipment or join a gym. You only need the information presented on our pages to get you on the track to a more flexible body. Add a little motivation get started RIGHT NOW!
There are three basic components of exercise: cardiovascular health, weight training and flexibility. We will concentrate on increasing your overall flexibility.
Flexibility: A person’s flexibility refers to the ability of your joints or group of joints to move through a full range of motion. Having flexibility in your muscles allows for more movement around the joints and you can achieve this with a basic stretching workout. It is most important to stretch after your workout, when your muscles are warmed up. This is critical to prevent injury.
Exercises that improve your flexibility feature moves that stretch your muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Stretching and flexibility is often associated with dancers, athletes, runners and yoga buffs. It is an important, but frequently overlooked part of your regular workout. Loosening the muscles will help prevent injury and allow your body to move in a more fluid and graceful manner. Stretching should be done after every workout, when the muscles are still warm. Target each of the muscles that you exercised during your workout.
Some factors that can affect flexibility include genetics, joint structure, connective tissue elasticity within muscles, tendons or skin surrounding a joint, strength of opposing muscle groups, body type, age, activity level, previous injuries, and gender. It is possible to dramatically improve flexibility with minimal effort.
Please check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.