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Why Stretching is So Important for World-Class Athletes

StretchingThe world-class athletes competing in Russia the next few weeks know how vital stretching is to helping them perform at their best. Anyone who works out on any sort of regular basis – whether training for an elite competition or simply getting ready for a morning run – should take the time to properly stretch beforehand. But did you ever wonder why? Medi-Dyne has information that will show you just how important a good stretching regimen is to an effective workout.

The Many Benefits of Stretching

By stretching before your workout, you’ll be less at risk for injury because your body will be more pliable. When stretching, you should focus mainly on the muscle groups that you’ll be using during your exercise session. For instance, if you’re working on the lower body, make sure you stretch your glutes, hamstrings, calves and quadriceps. But it’s just as important – if not more important – to make sure you also stretch after your workout. This will help reduce soreness and also get your muscles get back to their normal length.

Stretching helps your body in many ways, including:

  • Reducing tension in your muscles
  • Increasing your flexibility
  • Preventing strains by increasing your muscles’ resistance to stress
  • Reducing the risk for back issues
  • Improving circulation

The ProStretch®

For more than two decades, athletes alike have chosen Medi-Dyne’s ProStretch® line of products to get ready for their strenuous workouts. In addition, physical therapists and trainers have recommended this stretching device for pain relief. These products are small enough to be easily transportable, and durable enough to last through a great many stretching sessions. Check out our e-store to order one or call 800-810-1740 to learn more.