Best Ways To Stretch Before A Workout – A Beginner Guide

If you are new to working out or if you feel like you should be stretching before your workout but aren’t sure how, you need the right information to start off on the right foot – so to speak 🙂

There is a lot of information out there and it can be very confusing, especially for beginners!

best ways to stretch before a workout
There are many benefits to stretching before a workout, including:

These are only a few reasons. Stretching before your workout is important and can help make your workout more effective!

2. Now, what are dynamic warmups?

dynamic warmup stretchesDynamic warmups are a specific type of warmup that includes a series of exercises that mimic the movements and muscles used in the workout you will be doing.

For example, if you are going to be doing a lot of squats and lunges in your workout, you would do a dynamic warmup that includes squats and lunges.

This type of warmup is beneficial because it warms up the muscles and prepares them for the activity you will be doing.

3. What are static stretches?

static warmup stretchesStatic stretches are another type of warmup that is effective before a workout. 

They can be very beneficial, but they should not be done at the same time as dynamic warmups.

Instead, after you have finished your dynamic warmup and before your workout begins, you should do some static stretches (hold each stretch for 10 to 30 seconds).

Examples of static stretches

When you stretch before your workout, you will get many of the benefits listed above. But stretching only part of your body is not nearly as effective as stretching all of your major muscle groups.

4. Best ways to stretch before a workout - examples

There are many different types of exercises you can do as a warmup. The important thing is that you are targeting all of your major muscle groups.

Final thoughts

When you are choosing a warmup, make sure that you are targeting as many of your major muscle groups as possible. Doing a warmup is especially important when you are doing high intensity workouts or when you feel tight before a workout. 

You can also do a warmup as part of your cool down routine after the workout is over.

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