A great way to prevent exercise related injuries is to make sure you stretch. It is important to make sure that when you are stretching, you do so properly.
Even if you are only focusing on one specific area that day, it is important to stretch your whole body. A 30 second stretch is not a smart way to go.
You should always keep your core stretching routine the same. However, if you are going to be doing a more intense workout consider extending your stretches a little longer.
If you start cramping in the middle of your workout, it is usually because you are dehydrated. Drink some water to help relieve the cramp and the pain. Stretching before and after your workout can help prevent these cramps as well.
When you begin your stretches, be sure to start out slow and gradually intensify the stretch. If you can do these stretches right, it can be its own little workout.
It is important to stretch all of your major components which are your core, lower body, and upper body. Try starting with your legs, feet, and ankles.
After your lower body, move to your core areas like your abdomen and lower back. Stretching these parts can be important, especially if you spend a lot of your day sitting down.
Next, focus on stretching your chest, neck, arms, and shoulders. It is important to stretch again after your workout as well. Post workout stretches are something that far too many of us tend to neglect, but there’s every reason in the world to consider doing this and doing it consistently. Your muscles need to be stretched out after they’ve been worked or you may risk injury.
Having a good workout routine is key, as is making sure to get a good stretch before and after your work out. It will help prevent injury and make you feel great.
Now you are warmed up and stretched out, here are some exercises that slim down your belly and help you get rid of stomach fat.