Guidelines to beginners for safe stretching
Despite the fact that stretching reminds yoga it’ s not a sport, but an integral part of any activity. Whether it’s athletics, dancing, fitness or daily routine. Stretching is especially necessary for people who spend a lot of time in one pose. From daily office work or sedentary home lifestyle elasticity of muscles and joints decreases rapidly. Over time, we all become less flexible and graceful, and the risk of injury during sporting activities or even banal abrupt movements. Only a daily stretching regimen can keep all your body muscles toned up. Today it is a popular activity, both in special gyms and at home.
Stretching benefits the whole body, prevents accumulation of salts and does not allow the growth of varicose veins. Also, regular exercise prevents obesity and other calamities of our century, which appear due to sedentary lifestyle. Stretching can also improve blood circulation, the flow of oxygen to the brain and has a calming effect after a busy day at work.
Before you start a stretched body, remember the most important rule. You should not chase fast results and better start with the smallest workloads. Gradual increase in the duration and intensity of training is the key to success. The main thing in a stretching training is their regularity and smoothness. For the beginning, experienced coaches recommend stretching every day for about half an hour and gradually increasing the length of training. Sessions do not require special equipment, so they can be done at home.
The main essence of stretching is, at the beginning there is muscle tension, and then their relaxation. In order to avoid pain, you must always warm up your body. Therefore, before the stretching you can jump a little, move to music or do some simple exercises. All muscle groups, from the neck to your fingertips, should be warmed up. Fifteen minutes will be enough to warm up properly.
The more often you do the stretching, the better your results will be. This way your muscles will constantly feel tension and get used to this condition. Don’t forget that all the muscles in our body are interconnected. So it’s not enough to work on stretching just your legs or neck. For example, if you want to sit on twine, also stretch the abdominal and calf muscles. A person’s flexibility will only grow with the right comprehensive approach.
Although the whole process may seem difficult at first glance, in just a few weeks of regular exercise you will see the first results, and the stretching will become your daily habit. You should work out in comfortable clothes, in a well ventilated room and do not forget about the right deep breathing. Stretch out to be happy and healthy!