Friday, October 30, 2009

Make sure you stretch!

My workout partner, who is also a doctor emphasizes that stretching before and after exercise is essential. Even if you're not sore or your muscles aren't tight. Stretch the muscles while they're still warm from exercising, but also stretch them at other times during the day. if you don't, tightness and soreness will build up over time. You could end up with back pain that you would never have associated with working out, but your tight leg muscles could be slowly pulling on your back muscles until you can't move. I'm now trying to make stretching a part of every day.
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