How Stretching Can Aide in Weight Loss and Improve Back and Leg Pain
I’m going to actually roast myself in this post. Sorry to workout me, but you have to do better.
I don’t stretch. I hate stretching. I know it’s good for me, I know it warms up my muscles so I don’t tear them, but unless I’m in pain I hate stretching. I’m an awful athlete in that way. It’s the most monotonous time in my workout and I feel extremely dull and frankly useless when I’m stretching.
However, in the famous words of Shaun T, “Never skip the stretch.” Never, even if you want to, even if you’re tired, even if you don’t have an ounce of work left in you, never skip the stretch. Skipping the stretch can lead to torn muscles due to them tightening right after your workout. The most important part of a workout is warming up and stretching at the end. The ultimate goal for any athlete is to stay safe so that you can keep doing what you love.
Currently a new stretching method has been released and people are gaining amazing flexibility results from it. It’s only eight minutes a day and increases range of motion and helps you gain good body control as well. In this stretching program Alex Larson explains why bad posture, stiff legs, and a stiff back contribute to the inability to gain any flexibility. The truth is that it just drains your energy.
Once you learn how to properly stretch it increases your energy and motivation to actually get out and exercise in the first place. Most stiffness and pain in your back, legs, and even your neck will subside once you find your flexibility. Hyperbolic Stretching for Women by Alex Larson has benefited so many people on their path to flexibility and better range of motion, and I can’t wait to learn the eight minute stretching routine so I can implement it into my pre workout stretches!