Benefits Of Stretching Before Exercise

What are the benefits of stretching before exercise?

Remember, the purpose of stretching is to warm up, improve your performance, and reduce injury.  It will increase your core temperature, improves flexibility, lengthens and loosens tight muscles, and improves any restrictions you may have in your motion.

Most people see stretching as something that is boring and tedious.  In fact most people perform static stretching.  Static stretching is the type of stretching where you stay in one spot and stretch muscles and tendons one at a time.  You might lean over at the waist and stretch your hamstrings.  It has been found that this type of stretching is not as effective until after you have increased your core temperature and stretched your muscles.

What types of movements for dynamic stretching will benefit me most?

The bottom line is you want to move.  You want to get your blood moving through your body.  And the best way to do that are to perform movements in place.  It’s much easier to show you than it is to write about.  So I’ve found a great video for you below that will show you exactly what I’m talking about.  In fact, I wouldn’t change a thing from this video.  It’s an excellent set of motions for stretching.

Check them out in this video…

I hope you can see how dynamic stretching can improve your overall exercise performance when done properly.

Now I’d like to bring your attention to the actual exercise routine.  If you’ve ever been looking for a program that is out of this world for getting results then I urge you to take a look at a program based on High Intensity Interval Training.  The program I’m referring to is the Insanity 60-Day Program.  In fact you can learn more about it here:

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You’ll see how the trainer, Shaun T incorporates a cardio workout while building muscle strength.  It’s an amazing program.  Check it out if you’re interested.  It also incorporates an excellent routine for stretching.  So not only do you get the benefits of stretching before your exercise you get the cardio workout of a lifetime.

Either way I hope you got a huge benefit from the stretching video above.

To your health,

John Sherman
Big Daddy’s Health Spot

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About Big Daddy - John Sherman

I’m John Sherman, I’ve been married over 15 years. My daughter is 7 years old and I have a cute basset hound named Henry. For fun I enjoy golfing, writing, and running. I’m approaching 40 and my passion for fitness has come from getting closer to that age. I know it’s more important than ever to stay fit. That’s why I write articles and provide information for men around the age of 40 and above at http://www.BigDaddysHealthSpot.com, my site for teaching, training, and giving insight into fitness. You won’t find hard core muscle building information. My focus is around losing weight, getting and staying fit, and your overall health. If you think of losing weight and you’re a man over 40 I want you to think about Big Daddys Health Spot. My approach is for it to become the most trusted site for health and fitness.

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