Ma Lia E.
After running your muscles should be warm and thus you have a great opportunity to do some stretching. Stretching cold is not recommended and is less effective. Stretching will not help you feel less sore, but it has many other benefits such as making your body less vulnerable to injuries.
While there is no evidence that stretching will decrease delayed onset muscle soreness, it is a great way to combat muscle stiffness that can occur due to everyday life. Regular stretching also helps you keep tabs on any imbalances developing in your body. After a run is excellent because your muscles will be warm and pliable.
Ma Lia T.
Definitely! Need to slow down your heart rate, stretch out those muscles to reduce lactic acid build up, and enjoy some satisfying and relaxing slow movement.
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