How to warm-up & stretch before, during, and after your workouts

To Warm-up…

Do light or very easy exercises for the body part you're going to work to get blood flowing to that area to get your muscles warmed-up so for example…

The type of warm-up you do mainly depends on the type of workout you're going to do so…

To stretch before your workout…

Start stretching before your workout only after you've warmed up to prevent any injuries while stretching and…

Before your workouts - you want to do more dynamic stretches with only a little bit of static stretching and…

Doing the dynamic stretches before your workouts will help to both Warm-up and stretch your muscles at the same time and if you're doing a light workout - it doesn't matter how many static or dynamic stretches you do but…

Before your muscle building exercises, sprints or any other high intensity activities - you really want to do more dynamic stretches and very little static stretches because doing too much static stretches may weaken your muscles making you not able to work out with the same intensity or lift as much weight and…

If you do decide to do any static stretches before a workout - Make sure you hold the stretch for ONLY 5-10 seconds

To stretch during your workout…

The only time you can really stretch during a workout is probably during a weight training workout but during a workout you don't have to do an stretching but if do - just still keep doing mainly dynamic stretches with very little static stretches.

To stretch after your workout…

After your workout you can do mostly static stretches where hold the stretches for 10-to-30 seconds and this static stretching after a workout can help lessen any soreness you may experience the next day.

Arm stretches…

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Chest stretches…

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Rotator cuff stretches…

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Shoulder stretches…

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Lower Body stretches…

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