Just a few minutes and very simple exercises are enough to avoid serious injuries and even improve your posture.
Many are aware of the importance of doing stretches before and after exercise, but what not everyone knows is that they should do them even if they just spend the day in front of the computer. Because? Simple. Stretching helps to increase (or maintain) the flexibility of muscles by preparing them for physical activity and / or eliminating muscle tension after exercise. But not only. Also for those who have to spend a lot of time sitting in front of the computer (for example) these exercises are important. This is because it is normal that during the day you adopt a wrong posture and through stretching can not only improve it but also relieve the pain resulting from poor posture. And if you are still not convinced of the importance of stretching, it is best to know the benefits of these exercises.
THE 3 MAIN BENEFITS OF STRETCHING
1. PREVENTION AND REDUCTION OF MUSCLE INJURIES
This is particularly important for practicing physical exercise. Lack of stretching before training can result in various muscle injuries (such as: sprains, breakouts, or muscle swelling, for example). And if some can be easily treated, others can cause permanent damage. In addition, these exercises help to relax the body and activate circulation. That’s why it’s critical that you take a few minutes of your training plan to stretch.
2. INCREASES FLEXIBILITY
It is as we said at the outset one of the benefits of stretching, both before / after exercise or during a work day.
3. DECREASED MUSCLE PAIN
A good set of stretching exercises that includes the large muscle groups (neck, shoulders, waist and legs) helps to relax the muscles and consequently contributes to the decrease of muscular pains.
HOW TO STRETCH
We take the opportunity to give you some exercises (merely exemplifying) of stretching that you can introduce in your daily workout or take a break from work. You’ll see that you feel better or that your workout is going to be great.
1. PECTORAL STRETCHING
Stand, clasp your hands behind your back and move your arms upward stretching chest.
2. TRICEPS AND PECTORAL STRETCHING
Hold the right spine, flip your arm back and down toward your back, and gently press your elbow. Then repeat the exercise with the other arm.
3. STRETCHING OF THE BACK
Extend your arms to the front (lean on a wall or a chair); curve your back and lengthen them. Hold for a few seconds.