How to Get Maximum Weight Loss & Fitness Results In Minimum Time #3
Always stretch last. Stretching improves flexibility, blood flow, muscle recovery, low back pain and a host of other things. However, new studies are showing that stretching may not prevent injury when done before exercise. In fact it may hurt you if you try to do it cold.
Always stretch last, and be certain not to stretch cold muscles. Sometimes we want to and it feels good so at the very least: you should always warm up before stretching.
However, it is very important that you know how to stretch. Never bounce! Your personal trainer will show you the proper execution and timing of your stretches.