Static vs. Dynamic Stretching
Stretching must be added into your workout/fitness regime. We are so eager to workout that we forget about the importance of recovery and the benefits of both a warm up and a cool down as APART of our workouts. Even without a workout program, static and dynamic stretches can and should be done weekly. Static stretching can be done at night time as you are unwinding from your full day and Dynamic stretching can be done first thing in the morning to wake up and get moving.
Static Stretching is when you stand, sit, or lie still holding a single position for up to 45 seconds at a time. Static Stretches should be done after a workout not before. You want to hold these type of stretches after a workout rather than before. After your workout, you body has been warmed up, therefore now its time to lengthen and hold these stretches to enhance better recovery AFTER performance.
Add these 4 Static Stretches to your routine. Your back, arms, legs, MIND & BODY will love you and thank you
Dynamic Stretches are active movements where joints and muscles go through a full range of motion. You want to perform these type of stretches as part of your warm up routine prior to a workout, outdoor run, and/ or event. So get up and get moving!