There is great controversy surrounding pre and post workout stretches. Stretching the body with dynamic exercises is important for flexibility which concentrates on the body’s full range of motion. Kicking your nervous system into high gear abruptly can shock your body. Therefore, it is important to perform a few stretches prior to working out in order to assist in optimal muscle response. Warming up the body prior to a tough workout is imperative to properly prepare the body for physical activity.
The following are the top 10 stretches that are encouraged before a tough workout:
While there are certainly many more useful stretches, the above all offer a quick solution to loosening muscles and preparing the body for a tough workout.