Updated: Nov 24, 2019
So, you get to the gym and do a few stretches. When you're warmed up you work out right? How about when you're done working out? Your heart is racing, your adrenaline is still high, your muscles feel the burn or "the pump".
Look, I get it. As soon as you finish that excruciating workout, the first thing you want to do is walk out of the gym and get home. But there's one important step almost EVERYONE forgets!
After we've used our muscles to do various motions of movements, or lifting heavy weights, it is extremely important that you spend at a minimum 10 minutes stretching those same muscles you just moved through the grinder.
I'll tell you what happens when you DON'T stretch after working out. Obviously, you're not going to feel this right away as your body is still in its "fight or flight" mode from all that exercise, but you're actually prone to injury if you don't stretch when you're done working out.
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