Sometimes we don’t have time to spend 5 more minutes in the gym to stretch after our workout, or we think that stretches are not as important as people say.
But the truth is that stretches are key to reduce muscle fatigue and when you work out lactic acid builds up in your muscles. This often leads to muscle soreness and fatigue, stretching after a workout helps to reduce this.
Stretching will also keep muscles supple and will help your muscles recover faster from a tough workout, helping also to calm the nerves and relax the mind.
One of the most important reasons is also that stretching after a workout will help to prevent injuries.
So if you go to the gym tomorrow don’t forget to stretch after your workout!
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