Stretch It Out – Ooooh That Feels Good!

I’m always nagging my clients to stretch daily. I see so many people complain of aches and pains that would go away with just 5-10 minutes of stretching every day.

Most people treat stretching as something that they do if they have time, but what they don’t realize is that it’s actually one of the most important components to building healthy, strong, lean muscles. The thing about not stretching is that you when you notice an ache or a pain, in let say your back, if you don’t stretch then that pain suddenly starts to run down your legs or into your shoulders. Ever have that happen to you and you assume that there’s something wrong with you or that you’re “getting old”?

All it takes is a few short minutes a day – less time than it takes to take a shower – and can really alter the way you live. One of the things I love most about stretching is that it makes me feel about an inch taller, which is an important thing for a vertically challenged girl like myself!

Here are 8 common stretching mistakes that people make and how to avoid them…

Comments (1)

  1. I had to learn the hard way it took a slipped disc in my neck for me to realize how important stretching was. And I 100% credit stretching with curing all of the pain and discomfort, helping me avoid surgery AND being able to move and play with no neck pain today. For anyone interested in how to use stretching to actually heal problems as well as prevent them, I cannot recommend this book highly enough: “Pain Free” by Pete Egoscue. Look up some Egoscue techniques on youtube for healing and preventing pain in every musculoskeletal part of your body.

    Mon, July 11, 2011 3:41 PM BY Roman

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