WOD – Simple 7
7 Min AMRAP
Why You Should Stretch After Your Workout
Do a warm up that focuses on mobility BEFORE exercising (Dynamic Warm Up), and then stretch afterwards. Stretching afterwards enhances recovery and increases the body’’s ability to travel through its range of motion. Stretching after your workout will help your muscles recover faster. Stretching after your workout will also help increase your strength gains by 10%. A 10% increase in strength is enormous.
When you workout, your muscles contract. When you’re lifting heavy weights, your muscles will remain in the contracted for some time after you finish your workout. Until your muscles will not have recovered until they have returned to their original length instead of the contracted length. Stretching will facilitate for this restorative process to speed up. Do a stretch workout right after your resistance training for the best effect.