Guide to Stretching before Home Workouts

Guide to Stretching before Home Workouts.

Stretching before exercise is an important part of any workout routine. Not only does it help to warm up your muscles and improve flexibility, it can also help to reduce the risk of injury. Stretching at home is easy and can be done in a variety of ways.

It is important to stretch before exercise but equally so after exercise so that you warm down the muscles after your workout. This will help with any post workout stiffness that you may sometimes get, particularly if you are new to exercising and have not done much in a while. Such as a person who is doing a ‘Couch to 5k’ walk or run.

Here are some tips for stretching before exercise at home:

1. Start by doing some light cardio activity, such as walking or jogging in place, to warm up your muscles. This will help to prepare your body for stretching.

2. Focus on stretching the major muscle groups. Start with your calves, hamstrings, glutes, quads, chest, shoulders, and back. Hold each stretch for 10-30 seconds and be sure to pay attention to your body as you stretch.

3. Add dynamic stretches to your routine. These are stretches that involve moving while stretching, such as arm circles or leg swings. These can help to further warm up your muscles and improve your range of motion.

4. Don’t forget to stretch after your workout too! This can help to cool down your muscles and reduce muscle soreness.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to get a great stretch before and after exercise at home. Stretching can help to improve your overall fitness and reduce your risk of injury, so don’t forget to add it to your workout routine before you use your Treadmill, Cross trainer or Spin Bike from Inthemarket.ie.

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