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  • Writer's pictureTim Sutton LSSM (Dip)


Updated: Apr 3, 2023

Needing some idea about how & when to stretch? Get in contact & I can put together a stretching routine specifically designed for you! I shall then email it to you, then simply follow the advice in the short video clips. Please read on for the benefits of regular stretching in sport & exercise.

Stretching is an important part of any sport or exercise routine. It can help improve flexibility, range of motion, and athletic performance. Stretching can also help reduce the risk of injuries.

Here are some of the benefits of stretching for sport and exercise:

Improved flexibility:

Stretching can help to increase the range of motion in your joints. This can be beneficial for sports and exercises that require a lot of movement, such as running, dancing, and gymnastics.

Reduced risk of injuries:

Stretching can help to reduce the risk of injuries by making your muscles and tendons more flexible. This can be especially helpful for sports and exercises that involve a lot of jumping or pivoting, such as basketball and soccer.

Improved athletic performance:

Stretching can help to improve your athletic performance by making your muscles more efficient. This can lead to faster times, higher jumps, and greater range of motion.

Reduced muscle soreness:

Stretching can help to reduce muscle soreness after exercise. This is because stretching helps to improve blood flow to the muscles, which helps to remove waste products and deliver nutrients.

Reduced stress:

Stretching can help to reduce stress by relaxing the body and mind. This can be beneficial for athletes who are under a lot of pressure to perform.

It is important to stretch regularly to get the most benefits. Stretching should be done for at least 10 minutes every day, and it is best to stretch after exercise. There are many different types of stretches, so you can find ones that are appropriate for your sport or exercise.

If you have any injuries, it is important to talk to your sports & remedial massage therapist before starting a stretching routine. They can help you to create a stretching routine that is safe and effective for you.

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