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Importance of stretching before working out

Have you ever wondered why people like to stretch before starting their work out? You must have noticed that people in the gym like to do some stretching exercises before they can start strenuous exercises. Experts have been debating for years that people should do stretching exercises before work out or not. Here we have some of the reasons why stretching before exercise is the best decision you can make. 

Warm up the muscles 

Stretching can help you warm up your muscles before exercises. Muscles are commonly tight, and they are not used to extending. This is why when you will stretch before exercise it will relax your muscles and reduce the chances of accumulation of lactic acid that might cause pain afterward. 

Prevention against injuries 

The biggest benefit of stretching before exercise is that it can protect your muscles from injuries. If you start working out immediately and not stretching, there is a chance that your muscles are not used to the new routine and strenuous exercise can cause tears in tissues and ligaments.  That is a painful experience and takes time to repair. Stretching can lower the risk of such injuries.

Increase circulation

When you stretch your muscles properly, the blood vessels will dilate to improve the circulation of blood in the muscles. Once the circulation is improved, all your muscles will get the required amount of oxygen that will reduce the risk of suffering from pain because of fatigue. After stretching, even if you exercise for hours, the pain you feel may be reduced. 

Increase range of motion 

Stretching can help to increase the range of motion of your muscles. It can help to increase the range to which you can easily extend your muscles. In this way, you will be able to get better results while exercising. It is important that you properly stretch the part of the body you are going to work out on. 

Promote flexibility 

Do not forget can stretching can help to improve the flexibility of your muscles as well. It will help increase your stamina and make it easier for you to stretch your muscles more than your normal limit. You will be able to perform better. Stretching can improve body awareness. In this way, learning new exercises will become easier for you. 

Bottom line 

If you are new to the exercise routine, remember that stretching is very important for you to assure that you can reduce the fatigue that you might have to suffer from. There are some people who complain of having sore muscles after exercising. You should know that with the passage of time, your muscles will get used to the workout plan that you are following. However, it is better that you reduce the painful effect to assure that you can continue exercising the next day. 

Texas Pain Regenerative Medicine is a Houston based medical office that can help you manage your pain before, after or during exercise. Call Dr. Samir Fahed today!

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