#5: Stretching should be everywhere. While most people tend to stretch just the common muscle groups, this actually leads to muscle imbalance. For example, if you're stretching your chest muscles without also stretching your back muscles, you could be perpetuating an imbalance. The same goes for stretching the front of your thighs without spending about equal time on the back thigh muscles. A PPT professional can determine the best plan for your healthy joints and modify it as needed.
#4: Stretching should be minimal (or avoided) before or during strenuous exercise. It's important to understand that stretching muscles doesn't just lengthen them, but it helps them to relax, and decrease tone. Essentially, stretching your muscles reduces their ability to work. While this is necessary post-exercise, this isn't usually ideal before or during vigorous aerobic or strength conditioning. In general, we recommend you avoid stretching before or during exercise (with few exceptions) and leave it for the end of your workout.
#2: Intensity Matters! "Feeling it" won't help as much as you'd think unless you're providing just the right amount of muscle tension. Try to reach a point of discomfort without pain to be more helpful in your flexibility conditioning. If you're stretching maximally and still don't feel challenged, don't worry -- you're still improving your muscle health, but you probably already have very flexible muscles.
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