Importance of Stretching Before a Workout
July 9, 2022
Alexandra Wade

Are you getting into your fitness journey and need a few tips? Well, then you have come to the right place. As a fitness beginner, there are a few things you will need to know. Now it is important to remember that everyone has a different fitness journey so what works for one person might not work for you. This is why it is important to try out different things and do your research. Now today, we are going to talk about the importance of stretching before your workout. This may seem unnecessary seeing that you are about to do a workout but it is actually very important.

 

Before you start your workout routine, your muscles are cold and need to warm up. If you go straight into your workout without warming up your muscles, you might end up pulling something. Pulling a muscle can be extremely painful and it can even take a few weeks to heal. This is where stretching comes in. Stretching allows your muscles to get warm before your go into your workout. Think of it like jogging before you start running. There are a number of different stretches you can do before your workout that don’t really have to relate to the workout you are doing.

 

Female friends stretching before exercise at park

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Another reason why stretching is important before a workout is that it helps with circulation. You see your blood circulates to the places you need it to. Now without getting enough circulation you will often feel pins and needles in your body. If you don’t stretch your body before a workout, your body won’t get the circulation it needs. This in turn will cause you to get that pins and needles sensation. But that’s not all, you may not even see the results that you are looking for from your workout. The point is stretching helps prepare your body for the workout you are about to do.

 

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