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6 reasons why you should stretch

 6 reasons why you should stretch


Want to avoid sagging? Better start stretching !

Of course, this is not the only benefit of regular stretching exercises. In addition to posture, stretching helps the body and mind in many ways. Let's explore a little and get started with your stretching routine.



6 benefits of stretching

1- The ability to stretch leads to flexibility and movement

Well-stretched muscles can achieve their full range of motion more easily and with less risk of injury. Increased flexibility and mobility aid in daily functional activities, such as bending over to retrieve a pen, carrying your pet, or carrying heavy shopping bags.


2 - better balance

With a greater range of motion of the joint comes better balance. Keeping our balance system healthy with constant stretching allows us to move freely and confidently, improve every bit of our athletic performance, and stand on the train without falling into a stranger's lap (we've all been through).


3 - Greater athletic power

From sprinting to jumping, studies have shown that stretching also improves performance in physical activities. For example, having a full range of motion for kicking a soccer ball or serving in tennis is clearly more effective than restricted motions with stiff muscles.


4- De-stress

A good set of stretching exercises not only relieves tight, tired muscles, but also works on a deeper level. Full breathing with each movement (exhaling in deeper extensions) relaxes the body and mind by putting our nervous system into a parasympathetic state.


5- It improves blood circulation in the muscles

Les étirements sont un moyen simple d'augmenter le flux sanguin, d'augmenter les niveaux d'oxygène, d'apporter des nutriments aux muscles et d'éliminer les déchets métaboliques (don't: de carbonec di letoxyde) uric acid). If better blood circulation doesn't make you want to relax, you won't do anything.


6- Reduces the risk of pain and injury

Tight muscles can lead to muscle tension. Stretching exercises help with recovery and prevention of back pain, tension headaches, musculoskeletal pain, DOMS (delayed muscle pain) and more. Just ask a physical therapist.


Where do we start stretching?

With a muscular body, where do you start? Start here, and start today, with this 6-step workout, at least 3 or 4 times a week, can help you reap the above rewards.


A session of 6 EVO corsets

1 - lower back tension

Lie on your face with your legs extended and your arms at your sides.

Inhale and raise your left leg and place your right hand outside, just above your knee.

Exhale while bringing your left leg from your body to the right.

Inhale and release.

Hold each position for 1-3 minutes on each side, then switch sides and repeat the exercise.


2 - land bridge

Still lying on the mat face up, bend your knees and spread your feet hip-width apart.

Engage the core and glutes and then exhale lifting the hips.

Hold, then inhale and lower to start the repetition.

Complete one set of 15 reps with a 5-second hold.


3 - knee elongation

Kneeling on a mat, put one foot forward to create a 90-degree angle at the hip and knee. Place your hands on your front knee for support if necessary.

Keeping your torso straight and bend forward until you feel a stretch in your thigh and upper thigh on your back leg.

Slowly move back and forth 5 to 10 times, or hold this position for 30 seconds.


4 - ABS extension

Lie on the floor with your stomach down, hands spread out under your shoulders and elbows folded at your sides.

Gently raise your head and chest, keeping your hips and groin on the floor.

Relax your neck and shoulders, hold for 15-20 seconds and when you're ready, gently lower your back.


5 - superficial extension of the spine

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, and cross your hands above your head.

Gently tilt your body to one side, feeling a deep stretch in the side of your body.

Hold the position for 10 to 15 seconds and repeat on the other side.


After reading this, why not visit one of the boutique fitness clubs. Each EVO club has different training areas designed to help you improve your stretching exercises.

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