Common Stretching Mistakes
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Just as the lack of flexibility can lead to muscle and joint injuries and
posture issues that influence athletics, health, and wellness, engaging in the common
stretching mistakes is a waste of time and a failure to train for an increase in range of
motion. It is important to avoid flexibility exercises that are useless. Avoid those that
increase the risk of injury, especially the dangerous exercises with questionable value.
Only good stretching exercises should be performed by athletes and others. At no time
should the joints and muscles be forced into a stretched position. It is always better to
engage in a brief, light form of aerobic exercise such as walking or jogging just prior to
a commitment to stretching. Also, it is important to recognize the discomfort associated
with flexibility training by not over-stretching. When engaged in flexibility training,
remember to breathe, to stretch regularly, and to avoid the stretching mistakes.
Abduction, Hurdler`s stretch, Shoulder extensors, Shoulder flexors,
Board Certified Exercise Physiologist, USA.