Have you ever looked at a child and marvelled at how flexible they are? Been jealous of their ability to fall over and bounce right back up again? Have you ever wished that your body still had some of that youthful elasticity that kids demonstrate every day? Have you ever wondered how much better you would move, walk , run and play now if you did?
Two common beliefs with regards to stretching are that we must stretch before we work out to help prevent injury and prepare us for our workout and that we should stretch after a workout to help decrease muscle soreness.
Unfortunately although the first one is true, the way most people go about doing it has the exact opposite effect to what is desired and the second belief is not true at all.
So what should you do and what shouldn’t you do.