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Stretching in strength training

What are the benefits of stretching?

Stretching is one of the best ways to keep muscles healthy and, although most people who play sports already know its importance, still many do not stretch or do not stretch correctly.

Stretching prepares our body for the physical activity that we are going to do next. In addition, it has many benefits for our body and our mind, so it is something that we must include in our training routine.

What are the benefits of stretching?

  • Reduces the risk of injury.
  • Improves body posture, as it improves muscle balance around the joint.
  • Improves circulation. By pumping more oxygen to the muscles, more nutrients are also supplied, and that is absolutely necessary for fast muscle recovery.
  • Improves knowledge of one's own body.
  • Prepare the muscles for physical activity.
  • Prevents muscle pain after exercise, as it increases the supply of blood and nutrients to muscles and cartilage.
  • Reduces muscle tension.
  • Reduces bad cholesterol in veins and arteries.
  • General well-being. Stretching is a very light form of exercise that helps the brain produce endorphins.

The importance of stretching correctly

It is very important, for the stretching to be effective, that it is done correctly. To do this, you have to spend about 15 minutes and each stretch should last about 30 seconds.

Tips to keep in mind to stretch correctly:

  • Stretching shouldn't hurt. Keep each stretch at a point of slight tension and gradually increase the tension.
  • Stretch all the muscles of the body, and not only those that we have worked more thoroughly.
  • Take into account the breath. During the stretch we must breathe deeply and regularly.
  • Perform the stretch in a static way, maintaining the position and without bouncing or sudden movements.
  • Do not stretch if you have suffered a muscle injury or ligament sprain, or after a recent fracture.

The loss of flexibility is accentuated over the years, so it is very important that you include stretching in your training routine. So, now that you know the main keys to stretching, don't wait any longer to put them into practice.