Dynamic stretches pre-exercise get your blood pumping and prepare your body for a tough workout.
Flexibility is what lets tissues and joints go through their complete ranges of motion without any discomfort.
Whether or not stretching may aid in injury prevention is unclear from the available studies (with the answer seemingly depending on the specific activity.)
The fact that stretching may increase strength is largely underrated.
Daily tasks are simplified when muscles and connective tissue are more flexible.
Beldini claims pre-workout dynamic stretching improves body awareness and may avoid injuries.
Modern aches and pains, such lower back discomfort, are caused by muscular stiffness and inactivity.
DiGiorgio advises stretching painful muscles after a workout to improve flexibility and alleviate muscular tension.
Barr-Anderson thinks deep breathing adds mental advantages to stretching. Yoga combines stretching and breathing well.