“Successful athletes never let up and never stop looking for that extra edge to get better. So training to improve on the little things should be an important part of that process.”

If you have been following this blog, you know that you need to stretch your mental muscles to help them grow. Today’s message talks about stretching, physically.

I’m sitting with Anthony Carter, Manager of Parisi Speed School right now, and today he will share his stretching tips and benefits. These proper stretching techniques are imperative to peak performance.

1. Start with a dynamic warm-up. This type of warm-up simulates movements that you will make when participating in your sport or workout. Examples are: squats, lunges, and jumping jacks.

2. Continue with a stationary warm-up. Straight leg raises, side leg raises, and the superman are examples.

3. Finish with a muscle activation warm-up. Skips, high knees, and side shuffles are included in this category.

Performing this type of warm-up will raise your core body temperature six degrees, which will in turn, increase your energy, flexibility, and decrease chance of injury.

After your workout, 10-15 minutes of static stretching will help muscle recovery and growth.

If you do not warm-up or cool-down properly, your performance will be limited, your results will be minimal, and you may increase your chances of injury.

Thanks for reading and thank you to the great Anthony Carter.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the following: *