27 Feb Dynamic Stretching: A New Way To Feel Better
You’ve probably been told many times that you should stretch before and after a workout. Most people never dobecause static stretching is boring and takes so much extra time at the gym. However, there is a way to combinestretching 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 bodythrough 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.
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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Dr Michael Bloom has a wide and varying interest in what it takes to live a healthy and happy life. He has over 20 years experience as a chiropractor in Europe and Australia and has attended over 40 post graduate seminars and courses. Currently he has a particular interest in the declining posture of society and the health implications associated with poor posture.