Stretch after your warm up and again after your workout to help your muscles
recover from what you have just done. Stretch until you feel a gentle tension
in your muscle. You should not feel pain in either the muscle or joint. If
you do, ease up the tension -- you may be hurting yourself. Hold the stretch
for 10 - 20 seconds without moving (but remember to breathe). Don't bounce!
Bouncing during a stretch can tear the muscle.
These are some types of stretches you should do. Though it is not a complete
list (it does not cover all the major muscle groups), it should help you in
Review Date: 3/12/2007
Reviewed By: Benjamin W. Van Voorhees, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997-
A.D.A.M., Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.