My goal is to be able to do a split, let's see how that goes after 10 years in front of my laptop…. 😀
If I am going to stretch, it’s usually during/after something more intense (running) or more focused on one body party (weight lifting focusing on legs) and I would warm up first, stretch a little, work out, and stretch again. If it’s yoga, you’re good to go – all one giant stretch!
The stretching after gives your body a chance to recover. Spend some time in each stretch to really let the muscles relax
It is just as important to stretch muscles after exercise to remove lactic acid that can build up in the muscles.
And stretching relieves