Vista Online by Friends Of Vista, Inc. - A Texas Nonprofit Corporation | Informative Articles For Your Life | Click Here To Return To Index Page Of Site

Stretching Exercises

   By: John Gibb

Stretching exercises are important before you begin your workout. Always remember to stretch before and after your workout. Stretching exercises also give you health and fitness by making you more flexible.

This helps you in all sorts of exercises, even running, you will find stretching the leg muscles daily will give you better performance at fitness exercises such as running.

Remember for optimal health and fitness always perform stretches, as we mature we become more and more less flexible, this is why it is good to stretch daily.

Stretching exercises for health and fitness are very easy to perform. The normal ones for legs such as touching the toes and hamstring stretches are your most common stretches. For arms you can do anything from arm twists. For your upper body a great stretching exercise is to perform twists side to side with a weightless barbell behind your neck.

If you are are pursuing martial arts or want excellent flexibility in the legs then you can perform the splits each day, take it very easy when doing this if you are new to exercise, pushing your self could result in severe pain, and in some cases, even damage.

Visit http://www.weight-lifting-4u.com for further information.

About The Author

John Gibb is the webmaster of several websites. http://www.weight-lifting-4u.com is his latest addition.


Article Source: http://www.friendsofvista.org/articles/article34090.html





Related Articles

Cross-Training For Fitness - Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
Get Control Of Your Own Muscular Tension - Beyond Stretching - Lawrence Gold
-
Your Exercise Program - 7 Things You Must Know To Succeed - Marie Borges
Yoga: The Most Effective Scoliosis Exercise - Saurabh Jain
How To Avoid Injuries - Statham Diana
Sports Injuries Can Be Forever - Gabe Mirkin, M.D.
-
-
I Was Just Diagnosed With Arthritis And I Want To Keep Exercising - Nathan Wei
   

 
Website Design and Logo Design by InfoServe Media, LLC

Copyright © 2014 Friends of Vista, Inc. TM - A Texas Nonprofit Corporation
Privacy Statement | Contact Us