Stretching Basics - Ep 29 - Brides Made Fit

Posted by bridesmadefit on Dec. 30, 2008

Happy New Year to all! Not only does January 1st bring a new year, it is accompanied by the urge for people to get in shape. But jumping in too quickly into a fitness program that you haven't done in ages may do more harm than good. Starting out slow is a guaranteed way to help you pick up the pace through the next few months. A good way to ease into your fitness program is to learn how to warm up properly and stretch. There are several different ways of stretching reserved for different activities and movements. One of which is static stretching. Static stretching is most common where you hold a position for a period of time to relax and elongate the muscles. The reason this is good for the muscles is because it helps keeps muscle fibers elastic and keeps the blood flowing to prevent tears, strains and injuries. It's important to note that before you perform this type of stretch, you must warm up. Stretching stiff, cold muscles is like trying to stretch a rubber band that was left in the refrigerator ...

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