Stretching Mistakes That Can Leave You Hurting

Stretching everyday can be very good for you and can help to keep you limber and mobile. However, errors can quickly render stretching ineffective and downright painful. To benefit from your stretch and not pay for it the next day, avoid the following mistakes.

Stretching Before a Workout

stretching before workout

There is a common misconception that you should stretch before a workout, but that is actually the worst time to stretch. Before doing a workout, you should do a warm-up such as jogging or jumping jacks that keep you moving and help your muscles to slowly get warm and loose. Doing stretches that keep your muscles in one place will not help you to warm up properly, so you may get injured while performing the exercise.

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