How long do I have to stretch after a workout?

Alicia N.
Just until you feel calm relaxed soothed stretched and loose, depending on how long your workout was and what you did in said workout, 10 mins is usually a good amount of time, anything from at least 5 mins till 30 mins, you don’t want to rush stretching.

Rodrigo T.
I would not stretch for maybe more than 10 minutes. The cooldown period after a workout is very important!
My pre and post stretches are the same. I put more emphasis on the pre-workout stretch then the post-workout. Stretch the target muscle areas, listen to your body to know when you’re doing too much

Rainforest N.
I work out quite late at night, so usually I don’t stretch. I’m aware it’s bad for my body and I am planning on starting to stretch every morning when I wake up and every evening before I sleep.
I am aiming for 2minutes minimum and 5minutes maximum.
Hope this helps

Lindsay F.
Usually 5-15 minutes is good, depending on the length and intensity of the workout. It's always good to do something rather than nothing. Even lying on your back on the floor and taking a few deep breaths, letting your knees fall side to side and hugging your knees into your chest. Giving your body a chance to rest and relax.

Vanesa P.
Usually it depends on how much you worked out. If you worked out for a short time, then around 5 to 7 mins of stretching is good enough.

Tristan W.
5-20mins is good. I personally just listen to my body, and intuitively stretch till it feels good. I will also continue to do brief stretching throughout the day. Or at least before bed and again in the morning.

Kristen Q.
I find stretching can be re-energizeing and allows me to come home, focus and get more work done.
It also just makes me feel all around better.
Also can be a good mind reset.

Evelyn Y.
I usually stretch from 5 to 10 minutes, i just do some easy and simple moves, for me i just like hearing those little cracks, the point behind stretching is to release the tension in your muscles making you feel lighter and so you will feel more energized, but the main thing is to focus on your breathing, keeping it calm will make you less stressed and in a better mood to start working.
Hope i helped! Good luck

Tia G.
Depends on how long you workout or how tense you are. I stretch for about 5-10 minutes because I do not do intense workouts so for you or anyone else I would say stretch for 10 minute.

Mallory T.
I think that about 5 minutes of stretching after a workout is good. You need to stretch out all those muscles you used during the workout so you won't be as sore.

Ayeesha N.
It usually takes me about 5 to 10 mins. And I think that is the best, because after excersising the body is tired so a bit of stretching will do and then you can relax before getting on with how you intend to go on with your day ☺️.

Era U.
Not too long but if you want to stretch the try to do it after every exercise like wiggle your toes sthretch your arms etc.If you want to do it after a wirkout i would say 1 min max.

Ritchellyn P.
I don't really work out But I would say doing Gentle stretches around 5 minutes. (I searched this on google. next time ask google This kind of question)

Ayeesha N.
It usually takes me about 5 to 10 mins. And I think that's the best, because after excersising the body is tired so just a little bit and stretching and then one can relax a bit before getting back to what you intent to do with your day☺️.

Enzo T.
Because I am trying to gain flexibility I like to stretch a minimum of 30 minutes and stretch all the muscles. Very important, I think, when stretching is to do both side evenly. Although one side will gain flexibility quicker, I wait for my bad leg to catch up with my good leg

Mia Y.
Hi! I usually stretch for about 10 minutes but this is what works for me, i am not a trainer to know exactly how these things work 🙂

Ruby U.
Normally is stretch for around 5 minutes but that just fits my workout you can do how ever long you feel is best for you

Kate N.
Usually I stretch for about 5 minutes. It enough time to relax mindfully but not too long that you feel you’re wasting time. It’s kind of like meditation after a workout. It allows me to be grateful for choosing my health and fitness and having the strength to workout out that day, but it also allows me to thank my muscles for not failing me and giving them the rest they deserve. Like giving your SO a massage; it shows your appreciation

Silke N.
After a run I like a 10 minute cool down stretch. After weights 5 minutes of the muscles that I used are useful. longer is always fine. Listen to your body and your muscles

Tia G.
For it depends how long I worked out. I usually stretch from 5 to 10 minutes which is good for before and after workouts.

Riley F.
It really depends what mood I'm in as to how long I stretch for after a workout and how long the workout is. Like if I do a 5 minute ab workout, sure I might do a seel stretch but I'm not gonna do a full 10 minute cool down session unless I'm feeling particularly organized. But after a run I can stretch for probably an hour after or simply not at all it just depends on my mood and body.