We all know that it is important to warm up before a workout and cool down after a workout to get back to the normal pulse. However, there is another thing that people often miss: when training is completed, you need to stretch the muscles. Why is it important?

After workout stretching helps to achieve faster results and the most important thing is that it reduces the risk of injuries. It also helps to improve flexibility and burns fat faster. If we often practice stretching the body becomes more flexible. Better flexibility helps to perform exercises easily and precisely. It has a lot of benefits to the body and health, so do not miss this step.

How to stretch the muscles easily, simply and effectively:

1) Stretch muscles slowly and easily. It’s important not to pull too much to avoid pain. Just a nice stretch.

2) Start to stretch the muscles that were used the most in the workout. If you have been training your legs, start stretching your muscles from your legs and then ease up.

3) Hold the position for about 30 seconds, if you want more stretching you can hold the position for up to 60 seconds.

4) Choose the position that is convenient to do. You do not need to choose difficult positions that can injure you and cause more bad experiences.

By following these tips, you can easily and simply improve your muscle condition and flexibility.

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A Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200H) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS).

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