This might be obvious, then again, might not be. But did you know which stretches you should do before and after your exercise? Continue reading “#26 Why should I warm up and cool down when I exercise?”
I was asked last week about shoulder stretches. It’s interesting because shoulders are a much neglected area when we perform stretches. Seated desk jobs, pool posture, repetitive sports all contribute to shoulder restriction, particularly swimming.
A lot of research has been done into stretching and its benefits. Much of this research is inconclusive as to whether stretching after exercise prevents DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). Static stretching before exercise has in fact been proved to impede performance. Continue reading “How do you stretch and why: part 2”
This is part 1 of a two part mini series on stretching and flexibility. Here are a few benefits you will gain from stretching. Continue reading “Stretching after exercise: why do we bother?”