The Essentials of Stretching
A well-rounded fitness program should incorporate a stretching routine that focuses on all major muscle groups, to help you achieve and maintain flexibility. You should always at least warm up before you begin stretching your muscles with these and other common stretches.
Stretching is the key to maintaining your flexibility — in other words, how far and how easily you can move your joints. Your tendons (the tissues that connect muscle to bone) begin to shorten and tighten [more…]