July 22, 2010

How to Stretch Properly

Filed under: Facts and Tips — Rizzieri School of Massage @ 9:53 am

Rizzieri School for the Healing Arts, your top massage school in New Jersey and minutes from Philadelphia, shares tips about stretching

1. Stretch before and after you work out
2. Breathe into each stretch
3. Avoid bouncing
4. Hold static stretch for 20 seconds or longer
5. Do three sets of each stretch
6. Maintain consistent pressure
7. Don’t over stretch
8. Stretching should never be painful
9. Don’t stretch a cold muscle
10. Stretch your whole body, not just the muscles you intend on using