Stretching is important to do before exercise but what is the best type? The best type of stretch to do is a dynamic stretch. Dynamic stretching before exercise increases range of motion which is important to know when trying to develop a warm-up routine - Zach Dust

Is It Important to Stretch Before Exercises?

Stretching is important to do before exercise but what is the best type? The best type of stretch to do is a dynamic stretch. Dynamic stretching before exercise increases range of motion which is important to know when trying to develop a warm-up routine - Zach Dust

The point of a warm-up is to prepare your body to exercise, but unfortunately, static stretching — lengthening a muscle till you feel a pull or minor discomfort and holding the position for about 30 seconds — can't get the job done. 'Static stretching before exercise has been shown to actually increase injury risk while decreasing performance,' Jason Fitzgerald, USATF-certified coach and founder of Strength Running explains to BuzzFeed Health via email.

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The point of a warm-up is to prepare your body to exercise, but unfortunately, static stretching — lengthening a muscle till you feel a pull or minor discomfort and holding the position for about 30 seconds — can't get the job done. 'Static stretching before exercise has been shown to actually increase injury risk while decreasing performance,' Jason Fitzgerald, USATF-certified coach and founder of Strength Running explains to BuzzFeed Health via email.

A new review of studies suggests that those forsaken static stretches of old may not be so bad after all.

The Right Way to Stretch Before Exercise

A new review of studies suggests that those forsaken static stretches of old may not be so bad after all.

Hispanic woman stretching before exercise - Hispanic woman stretching before exercise

Hispanic woman stretching before exercise - Hispanic woman stretching before exercise

A new review of studies suggests that those forsaken static stretches of old may not be so bad after all.

The Right Way to Stretch Before Exercise

A new review of studies suggests that those forsaken static stretches of old may not be so bad after all.

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