Breathe Slowly & Easily While Stretching....

Posted by Jeff Stiffler on Sep 24 2007 at 05:00PM PDT

Breathe Slowly & Easily While Stretching....

Many people unconsciously hold their breath while stretching. This causes tension in your muscles, which in turn makes it very difficult to stretch.

To avoid this, remember to breathe slowly and easily during your stretching. This promotes blood flow and increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to your muscles. Breathing slowly and easily also helps to relax your muscles, which makes stretching easier and more beneficial. This will ensure that your stretching is safe, and that you gain the greatest possible benefits.

Stretching is one of the most under-utilized techniques for improving athletic performance, preventing sports injury and properly rehabilitating sprain and strain injury. Don't make the mistake of thinking that something as simple as stretching won't be effective.


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