The right kind of stretching at the right time is essential for alleviating aching muscles and lowering your risk of injury.
We are all aware of the value of stretching. Trainers advise clients to stretch throughout the day to counteract the negative effects of sitting, as well as before and after their workouts to help minimize muscle soreness and lessen the likelihood of injury.
However, despite the fact that it could appear like a straightforward action, there are some subtleties to the kind of stretching you need to perform at various moments to enhance movement.
You should be aware of the differences between dynamic stretching and static stretching. Both are crucial for avoiding injuries, getting the body ready for exercise and promoting recovery. The secret to obtaining the advantages is to strategically implement them throughout your day.
What distinguishes dynamic stretching from static stretching?
- Static stretching is used to relax the body after a workout or to ease stress all day.
- Dynamic stretching is used to prepare the body for exercise.
Dynamic stretching – what is it?
Dynamic stretching serves as a warm-up for the body before exercise. By preparing the body for movement through these stretches, you will move through a full range of motion, increasing mobility and significantly lowering the risk of injury.
Dynamic stretching techniques: In order to get the joints and muscles ready for exercise, this active movement frequently involves imitating the movement you’re about to execute. For instance, fluid stretches that warm up the hamstrings and hip flexors are perfect if you’re getting ready to go for a walk. Consider moving continuously while stretching for five steps, stepping forward with one foot, bending the front knee into a half lunge to stretch the hip flexor, then stepping forward again to stretch the hip flexor in the other leg.
What are the benefits of dynamic stretching?
By encouraging mobility and strengthening the muscles and joints within that range of motion, dynamic stretching gets your muscles and joints ready for exercise.
Dynamic stretching involves vigorous movement, which can literally warm up the body and increase core temperature. As a result, your body receives oxygen and nutrients more quickly and effectively. This also helps to enhance circulation. You can experience an increase in energy as your blood starts to pump!
Dynamic stretching is a fantastic method for reducing DOMS, or delayed onset muscle soreness. By giving your muscles more nutrition and oxygen, improving your circulation enables quicker recovery. Less time off after working out!
Static stretching – what is it?
After exercise has warmed up the body, static stretching helps to reduce stiffness in the muscles and joints. Additionally, it helps the joint’s suppleness and capacity to move painlessly through a range of motion. This kind of stretching is carried out by maintaining a specific position for a long period of time. It helps the body chill down and release tension thus, it should be done after exercise or throughout the day rather than before.
Static stretching is a passive technique of stretching that entails holding a stretch while remaining still. For instance, stooping to touch your toes and maintaining the position
What are the benefits of static stretching?
Static stretching is frequently employed to promote increased flexibility or to loosen up tight muscles and joints. This method of slow, controlled movement is excellent for relieving stress and may be used at home or in the gym after working out. Static stretching after exercise lowers DOMS and lowers the likelihood of acute muscle strain injuries.
Static stretching is beneficial at any time! Additionally, if you spend a lot of time sitting throughout the day, it can be utilized to treat joint stiffness and soreness. Trainers usually advise people to take five-minute stretching breaks throughout the day and taking advantage of this opportunity to do a few static stretches is a terrific approach to avoid the aches and pains that develop over time as a result of a sedentary lifestyle.
REACH’s 2 STEP APPROACH TO RECOVERY THERAPY
RELAX – RESTORE – RECHARGE
Step 1: Identify Your Problem Areas
- It all starts with your Mobility Risk Factor Assessment called .
- This helps us identify the root cause of your current problem areas due to:
– Life’s Daily Wear & Tear
– Your Aches/Pain
– Muscle Imbalances & Weakness
– Flexibility/Mobility Limitations
– Posture Issues
- A Mobility Risk Factor Assessment is a MUST before starting any Stretch & Recovery Therapy Program.
Step 2: Targeted Recovery Therapy
- Your Mobility Risk Factor Assessment helps us create a Personalized Recovery Therapy Plan that targets your problem areas which will Shorten your Recovery Time.
- Each of our Stretch & Recovery sessions are a balanced blend of Corrective Stretch, Percussion, Compression, CBD and Heat
- Risk Factor Re-Assessments:
– Suggested every 30-60 days
– See your improvements
– Realize the benefits of Stretch & Recovery