Any fitness specialist would tell you the relevance of warming up before you start your workouts or other physical activities. Stretching may involve elongating a muscle for a specific time or performing an exercise without weights for minimum time. For the professional athletes, stretching is the number one warm up activity that helps to enhance their performance.
Well, it isn’t just meant for the athletes, but anyone can stretch time and again to stay fit and healthy. Starting your workout without stretching is not just dangerous but can also limit your optimum muscle building capabilities.
Speaking of stretching, there are two major techniques namely Static vs Dynamic Stretching. Both have their own importance, and if done at proper times can promote and speed up the muscle building process. Both static and dynamic stretches can help you perform workouts better and increase recovery which in turn helps you build muscle faster.
Over the years, there has been a static and dynamic stretching debate about which is the best, and which is more effective. You may like others have a question like what is the difference between static and dynamic stretching? Here is a guide to help you understand more about each type of stretching. [Read more…]