I like all three for different reasons. As I wake up is very gentle and short – just enough to help wake up. A few dynamic stretches before exercising and then some linger/static stretching after
I should stretch at all of those times. To prepare for the day, to warm and loosen your muscles for exercise, and then to prevent soreness as well as cool down after exercise.
It all depends on what you intend to do. There's the stretches you can do in the morning to help wake up and some you do before you go to sleep to help relax your body. When it comes to exercise, however, you should always stretch before and after to prevent pulling muscles as you exercise and muscle soreness after you're done. Stretching before helps to loosen the muscles and make them pliable. Stretching after allows your muscles to release the tension that it built up. I hope this helps 😊
I stretch separately from exercise and after exercise. I am doing the one minute stretch challenge as a way to make sure I dedicate one minute at the start of my day to myself. I concentrate on the stretch and breathing and nothing else.
I stretch after exercise for health reasons and to make sure I don’t injure myself.
All of them. Definitely before and after a workout. I didn’t for years and was running a lot. I built muscle in my hips and didn’t stretch them and now my hips are so tight I can barely touch my toes and I have a lot of pain there. Stretch it out!
My opinion: do them all! The more you stretch the better. Streching in the morning helps your boxy wake up from the long sleep. Streching before a workout is necessary to prepare your body for a, perhaps, hard workout. And streching after the workout is also important to cool off.
- What types of stretches do you do in the morning (if any)? Do you have a few recommendations that really work for you?
- Do you bounce or hold your stretch?
- What are good ways to stretch your feet and hands?
- Do prefer to stretch before sleeping or when you wake up?
- Is it best to stretch in the morning or before bed?
- What is your favorite way to stretch your neck?
- Dose any one have a really good stretching routine, because I would really like one but I have not found any really good ones that I can do at home.
- Name three sensations other than the physical burn you love about getting your stretch on?
- Bounce or no bounce in your stretch?
- What kind of stretches would you recommend for someone who has very limited mobility in their joints/overweight/unfit etc…