Warm up and Cool Down Stretch Routine
Warm up / Cool down Stretch Routine
This routine will prepare your muscles for training; reduce the risk of injury and aid in recovery afterwards. As with any routine it must used on a regular basis to benefit.
When first practicing this routine it will feel more of an exercise than a warm up, but after several weeks your body will become accustomed to it. Follow the instructions carefully, listen to your body, and be sensible about your own limits. Once you are comfortable with the basic routine you may wish to add to or reduce the number of steps or reps you use depending upon your personal requirements. Providing the basic rules are followed you will have a safe and efficient means of warm up and cool down stretching.
If you have suffered any pulled or strained muscles allow for full recovery before resuming the routine. Above all else be patient, relax and enjoy. In time you will achieve the level of of flexibility and suppleness you desire.