January 11, 2023 2 min read

Stretching ensures your body is loose and ready for the upcoming activity.

Incorporating some stretching exercises into your workout schedule can help you improve flexibility and reduce tightness. There are two main types of stretches: static stretches and dynamic stretches.

Static Stretches 

You do static stretches at the end of a workout by holding each stretch for a period of time. Static stretching is also a great way to release stress and tension in your muscles, which can help you feel more relaxed.

Static Stretches To Try

Cobra Pose

Cobra pose is a static movement that offers and helps relieve back pain, reduces fatigue and stress.

Head-to-knee Forward Bend

It stretches the hamstrings, lengthens the spine, strengthens the back muscles, and massages the abdominal organs. Keeps your spine strong and flexible improves posture and counteracts the effects of prolonged sitting.

Child's Pose

Child’s pose can release tension in your lower back muscles, chest, hamstrings, and shoulders. It gently stretches your spine, thighs, hips, and ankles.

Overhead Triceps Stretch

Overhead triceps stretches are designed to target the triceps brachii muscles on the backs of your arms, which helps to improve your flexibility and range of motion in your upper body.

Dynamic Stretches

Dynamic stretching, which involves movement, prepares your body for a workout. They can be used to help warm up your body before exercising. Dynamic stretching is stretching that encourages you to use your full range of motion, which can help you improve overall flexibility, increase power, prevent injury and improve performance.

Dynamic Stretches To Try

Lunge With Spinal Twist

A dynamic exercise for the lower body, specifically targeting the glutes, hamstrings and quads, which improves the flexibility of the hips.

Torso Twist

Torso Twist is a dynamic movement that helps to activate the core and prepare it for movement, to add prior to performing any strength training, improving all bodily movements, balance, and stability.

Arm circle

Adding arm circles to your workout routine helps to warm up the shoulders, arms, chest, and back. This is a great exercise to incorporate at the beginning of an upper body workout.

Hip Circles

Hip circles are a great dynamic stretching exercise. This exercise helps to loosen the lower back and hip muscles, strengthens the core, and trims the waist. Helps to increase hip mobility, loosen up the legs, and increase flexibility when training the lower body.