How long do I have to stretch after a workout?

Lunitic S.
Depending on the intensity of the workout, 10-15min for every 30min workout is good. So a 20min stretch is perfect after an hour long 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
Emmanuel X.
It depends on how long the workout takes, for instance, if you complete a 30-minute workout, you should spend at least 15 minutes stretching.”
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
Melodi E.
For me , time varies. some days i stretch for 5 minutes and other day i stretch for 15 after a workout. it all depends on how my body feels before and after a workout. I like to stretch before my workout because it makes me feel ready and open to move my body .
Charlotte U.
I recommend 10-15 min. Stretch the muscles you used in the workout and hold each stretch for 45 seconds. This will allow your body to flush out the lactic acid. If you are very active use a foam roller and roll out you muscles three times a week. This will increase the effectiveness of the stretching and make sure your pulling on that muscles and not the connective tissue when you stretch.
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.
Chris F.
I’d think of stretching as something you do every day and once a week as a workout (like yoga). Here’s a good resource; https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/stretching/art-20047931
Sacha Y.
Basically theres is not a typical answer for this its everyone's choice after a workout you may stretch for 1 minute according to you . If in the morning after you wake up after drinking water I think we must at least 1 to 2 minutes and after a workout it's not basically important but if you want you can stretch for 1 minute or 30 seconds because your body is already very conscious about the workout so you can just skip
Angel C.
Usually i ahve a min 1minute max 5minutes of stretching the max one is the one that i do BEFORE my exercises and the min is AFTER the exercise
Samah N.
It’s not compulsory to stretch after a workout but I really recommend it because it cools down your body after an intense workout. All you have to do is a few simple stretches such as a pike, downward dog, lunges ..etc, unless your focusing on flexibility, if so you can follow a longer routine❤️❤️❤️
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.
Florentine O.
You need to stretch for 10 min at least to give your muscles the time to stretch properly and to reduce the stress and contractions that your muscles suffer from after the exercise 💪
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.
Joy Y.
10-15 minutes after. And continue to be mindful and take stretch breaks throughout the day, especially when you’re using your muscles after a workout to prevent cramping. I like to end the day using a foam roller as there’s smaller muscles I can target before sleep.
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 ☺️.
Kier S.
Quality over duration. Think about what you’ve worked, intensity and how you feel. But a rough ball park, 10mins would be a start. Listen to your body rather than hyper focus on methodology.
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.
Christina T.
Any amount of stretching for whatever amount of time is going to beneficial. But…aim for 5 to 10 minutes of dynamic stretching prior to your activity
do another 5 to 10 minutes of static or PNF stretching after your workout. https://www.healthline.com/health/benefits-of-stretching#:~:text=days%20you%20exercise%3A-,aim%20for%205%20to%2010%20minutes,stretching%20after%20your%20workout,-On%20days%20when
Julie C.
I usually do about 10 minutes of stretching after a workout. I find that cools me down beautifully, Minimizes my pain and discomfort.
Ishita Q.
I am not an expert but I myself take 7-10 minutes to stretch after an workout. It helps me feeling relaxed and refreshed.
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)
Dawn P.
A good rule is 5‐10 minutes of stretching and "cool down" for every workout, which can include gentle yoga, walking or massaging sore muscles. Choose stretches that compliment your workout and stretch before and after. Move gently into each position and hold for 15 to 20 seconds. You may deepen the stretch but do not "bounce". Remember to breathe!
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.
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☺️.
Palma P.
Between five and fifteen minutes should be sufficient, especially depending on how long you've been in the routine of exercise. You may feel more sore in the beginning and stretching can help with this.
Thomas C.
Great question!

I have been instructed as a general rule to stretch for one minute for every two minutes of exercise.

After a workout, it’s advisable to stretch the muscle groups that you have actively worked on during your workout. Proper stretching will help prevent soreness or injury for future workouts by increasing blood flow and circulation.
Without stretching, muscles shorten and become too tight.

Hope you find this helpful and encouraging! Keep researching about the benefits of stretching and recovery to boost your workouts and health!

Claudius J.
It’s honestly up to you! If you feel particularly tense in some spots after a workout spend a little more time on them. But on the regular I stretch about 5-10 minutes long after a workout.
Morvarid N.
Well, after workout I stretch about 15 minutes to calm down my body. I think that is enough time. And drink lots of water, it helps your body not only to stay hydrated, but to relax and calm your body.
Sakura P.
I am not quite sure but after a work out your muscles need a nice short stretch that is a range from 10 to 20 minutes as to not exhaust your body any further, that's what I think, also don't forget to cool down after all of this for 5 to 10 minutes and maybe a nice hot shower after ? Do what suits you and take care of your body that's it ✨️
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
Laurie N.
Well, honestly….
Everybody’s body is different. I do the recommended cooldown of 5 minutes and then I just stretch until my body is loosened up and relaxed….
Take as much time as you feel you need and always listen to your body….
I hope this helps you 😃
Val A.
Having done gymnastics for years, i'd say 10-15 minutes is best. Just gently streching what you exercised until you feel is good is enough
Julia N.
About 10-15 minutes will be enough if you want to cool your body down. If you want to improve flexibility you can strech for about 30 minutes or more.
Megija Z.
I think 5-10 min, to relax yourself and don't over works because over working can lead to problems like your muscles will hurt, you will be way to tired then you where before, and more
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
Cassilda Q.
As long as you're comfortable. If you had a demanding workout you should strecht longer. But it's up to you, don't push yourself. Hope this answers your question<3
C Lian F.
If you did a full body workout and you want to do a full body stretching routine, it should be about 15 – 20 minutes. The individual muscle stretch should be 2 sets of 30 second static stretch with few seconds pause in between. The stretch itself should not be to intensive. In order to gain flexibility, a total of 5 minutes per muscle, per week should be enough. Just remember, don't force it, the results will come over time. The most important thing is consistency. You got this!
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.
Mathilde Z.
Depending on how much work you did, and how hard the workout was, at least 5 to ten minutes, but i would recommend around 15