If you’re still doing basic stretches before you workout or run, it’s time to uplevel your game.
Long held stretches (called static stretching) before you workout can actually decrease the reactivity or sensitivity of your muscles.
And I get it – when we know better, we can do better. So if you’re trying to clear out the cobwebs so you can move with ease – there’s a better way to do it.
I know that once you start incorporating these exercises into your pre-workout routine, your body will feel so much better!
A little bit every day is enough to maintain your body so you can forget about soreness, tension and pain. Movement Mavens is the only program of it’s kind that not only teaches you how to maintain your body and move well, but also helps you craft your personalized plan so you can build sustainable strength, consistently. Learn more now at www.aewellness.com/mavens
What you’ll learn from this episode:
- Why you should skip the stretching before you workout
- My top 5 warm up exercises to prepare you for any workout
- How to best prep your body for pain-free movement
- Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance by Kelly Starrett
- Behm, David G., and Anis Chaouachi. “A review of the acute effects of static and dynamic stretching on performance.” European journal of applied physiology 111.11 (2011): 2633-2651.
- 30 days to more strength + flexibility with the Mobility Mastery Toolkit
- Movement Mavens has the tools and strategy to support you on your path to enjoying life without pain – www.aewellness.com/mavens
- www.aewellness.com/podcast – Show notes, links and more
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- Bodywork Starter Guide – learn the 6 places you need to roll right now for quick-relief, plus the reason why what you’ve tried so far has only given you a temporary fix. Download the guide for free now at www.aewellness.com/bodywork
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