Everybody knows that there are certain things you should do before working out, like stretching. But, many people don’t know what you should do after you finish a workout! MapMyRun recently wrote an article detailing 5 things you should do after every single workout. Here is an excerpt:
“Static stretching (Think: bend and hold) is best reserved for after your workouts. A comprehensive review published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports concluded that pre-exercise static stretching can reduce levels of strength, power and explosive performance during the subsequent workout. When performed immediately after your workouts, however, static stretching can help you cool down, increase muscle relaxation and potentially get tight muscles back to their resting length.”
To read the full article, click here!