Dynamic Stretching: An Easy Way to Improve Mobility and Reduce Injuries
Stretching is a warm-up that everyone is encouraged to do before exercise. Some people choose to skip it just because it’s boring and looks like a waste of time. However, dynamic stretching is beneficial and can be combined with your exercises in the gym to fit your routine. This kind of stretching is more interesting than the traditional one. According to researchers, it is also more effective and reduces injuries and back pain while helping improve your range-of-motion.
Why you Should do Dynamic Stretching
Dynamic stretching takes your body through a range of motions to get you ready for exercises or a sporting activity. It is different from static stretching, where you hold every stretch for a prolonged period of time. Dynamic stretching encourages blood circulation in the muscles to get them ready for exercise.
Dynamic stretching is also great before high-intensity training because it loosens the muscles and lubricates your joints (neck, back, shoulders, hip, knees etc). In addition, it wakens up your brain and nerves for better muscle activation and coordination. This in turn will improve your technique and reduce your risk of injury.
Lastly, a workout involves movement and dynamic stretching enhances your mobility. It is necessary to include stretching in your workout session since the probability of injuries and prolonged pain during and after exercises is highly reduced. This simple stretch maximizes your performance at the gym and increases your chances of achieving your fitness goals.
What You Can Do
Including dynamic stretching in your workout will change how you feel and improve how you perform different motions while reducing your risk of injuries, such as back pain. If you are still not sure about incorporating stretching in your exercises, talk to us, and we will answer your questions. We aim to ensure every patient lives a healthy and enjoyable active lifestyle.