Dynamic Stretching: A New Way to Feel Better

Dynamic Stretching: A New Way to Feel Better

Bottom Line:

You’ve probably been told many times that you should stretch before and after a workout. Most people never do because static stretching is boring and takes so much extra time at the gym. However, there is a way to combine stretching with your workout. It’s called dynamic stretching, and not only is it more fun, but researchers have discovered it’s more effective at reducing injuries and increasing range of motion than static stretching alone.

Why it Matters:

Dynamic stretching doesn’t involve holding a specific position unlike static stretching. It’s about moving your body through ranges of motion that help you prepare for your workout. Dynamic stretching works by increasing your body temperature, blood flow, and circulation. This provides your muscles with more available oxygen and can help enhance your performance. A good warm-up that includes dynamic stretching has been shown to improve both power and agility.

  • Dynamic stretching is movement-based and can improve blood flow and circulation.
  • Researchers have discovered increased power and agility after dynamic stretching.
  • A proper warm-up, including dynamic stretching, can reduce your risk of injury.

Next Steps:

Incorporating dynamic stretching into the beginning and end of your workout is a great way to improve your range of motion and reduce your risk of injuries. If you have questions about incorporating dynamic stretching into your workout, just ask! We love to see our patients enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle.

 

 



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