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This statement is only partly true. You should only do stretching exercises after your warm-up session before exercising. Stretching exercises are not warm-up exercises.
Stretching your muscles when they are completely unheated can be dangerous. Compare your muscles with a piece of chewing gum. At first, the chewing gum is hard, but after chewing it a few times, it becomes soft and stretchy.
To achieve this with your muscles is the purpose of the warm-up session – to get your muscles warmed up and ready to stretch and to exercise. If you do strenuous exercise with unheated muscles, it significantly increases your chances of stretching a muscle.
Recent research has shown that it is unnecessary to stretch your muscles until the end of your workout. The goal is once again to make sure your muscles are warmed up before you can hurt them through stretching exercises.
To stay on the safe side, it is better to warm up for 5 – 10 minutes and watch how warm your body is. In winter you will have to warm up slightly longer than in summer.
Do the type of activity you plan for a few minutes. Then do some stretching exercises specifically with the muscles you are going to use in your workout. Do the majority of your stretching exercises after your workout.
And remember to stretch your muscles and stay in that position for as long as possible. If you move too fast, start a reflex in your muscles to pull together and protect your limbs.
If you stretch your muscles for a longer time, stretch them and stretch them – this is the purpose of stretching exercises.
“People are just getting fatter when they get older.”
Many people accept it as pure truth, but it is simply not true.
Somewhere in one’s middle years, two things happen:
First, we lose muscle mass. At the same time, people are also starting to maintain a less active lifestyle.
Most people do not realize that the effectiveness of one’s metabolism is directly linked to the amount of muscle mass you have on your body.
People mistakenly blame their slow metabolism for a thousand physical problems.
The best way to maintain your body’s muscle mass and maintain your metabolism is by exercising several times a week with weights.
Most people think aerobic exercises in themselves are enough to add extra weight to the stroke. It does burn your muscle fat for energy and the cardiovascular benefits should not be underestimated, but it is not enough.
To really stimulate your metabolism, the larger muscles of the body should be practiced – such as the back muscles, the chest and the leg muscles.
Man’s metabolism slows down with age because one loses muscle mass, but it’s really not difficult to prevent it.
Exercising only two days a week for half an hour, in addition to one’s regular exercise program, will keep your muscle mass and your body will burn more effectively.
The more muscle mass you have, the more effective your body will burn fat. This does not mean that you have to become a body builder – just think of the time you spend in the gym than you spend on making yourself healthier.