Stretching before Exercise

10 Flexibility & Balance Workout Videos for Stretching before Exercise

Edward Massey • March 17, 2015
Help loosen tight muscles and joints using these workouts on your rest days. These alleviate all kinds of stress! Great for competitive athletes and even desk jockeys at the workplace.Stretch & Mobility for Better Performance by Sarah Kusch
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1. Stretch & Mobility for Better Performance
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Take some time for recovery and give your body some much needed TLC with Sarah Kusch. This video is all about repairing your tissues and improving your body awareness. The result? Faster muscle recovery so you can move on to your next challenge and better overall fitness performance.
2. Pelvic Floor and Core Care
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Pelvic floor and core strength are both essential for a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Jaime will guide you through how to effectively execute specific strengthening exercises to keep you strong and healthy for yourself and baby.
3. Train and Transform: Restore
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This session will focus on mobility exercises and give you an opportunity to restore and relax after a week of intense, high-impact training. Complete this session as often as you need to stretch out your muscles and recharge your energy.
4. Mindful Movements #2 - Recover & Regenerate
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This routine is designed to alleviate pain and give your body a much needed break following intense workouts. Sarah will draw your awareness towards common areas that may be causing you pain in order to increase your mobility, repair areas of tightness, and speed up muscle recovery. Ditch the knots and the stress holding you back from your best self!
5. Mindful Movements #1 - Restore & Breathe
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This routine is designed to give your body a break following intense workouts from prior days and also to learn how to improve your breathing and open up tight muscles to enhance your performance in all of your activities. This is not a strenuous flow, but instead includes movements where you will be holding stretches and poses intended to promote recovery and rejuvenation. You will be amazed at how much your range of motion improved from the start of the routine to the end!
6. 10 Min Sore Muscle Workout Routine
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Have sore muscles but want to workout? Join fitness professional, Caroline Jordan, for this quick "sore muscle workout routine". The exercises in this video are designed to move your body through functional movements at a lower intensity than your actual workout. This dynamic exercise sequence will enhance blood flow to your working muscles and increase their internal temperature, potentially helping them recover faster and feel less sore from an intense workout. The fluid motions and yoga postures included in this 10 minute exercise routine will bring mobility back to your body, soothe sore muscles, and help you prepare for the next day's training! What causes sore muscles? Delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS, is the soreness you experience 24 to 48 hours after intense bouts of exercise. DOMS begins with micro-tears that occur inside your muscles during your workout. These micro-tears set off an inflammatory response and your body’s immune system works to repair the damage. This causes swelling and fluid buildup in and around the muscles creating excess pressure which sends an “ouch” signal to your brain. “How can I tell the difference between soreness and a strain?” IF words such as “throbbing”, “stabbing”, or “popping” enter your vocabulary while working out, you may have strained a muscle. Another sign of a strain (which is a large muscle tear): the pain persists even when you stop doing the activity. Soreness that occurs during a workout, however feels uncomfortable, but the pain should let up when you stop. If you think you may have strained a muscle, stop what you are doing immediately and see your doctor. “If I am sore after yesterdays workout, can I still exercise today?” Yes, but with some adjustments. If you are resistance training, its recommended not to exercise the same muscle groups on two consecutive days. If you’re feeling sore, perform a low-intensity activity, such as walking, yoga, or swimming. These activities will help temporarily relieve stiffness and it will feel good to get your body moving to shake off the sore muscles. Always check with your doctor before beginning any workout routine. If your soreness lasts longer than a few days, you want to go see a doctor or physical therapist! Be mindful and train smart - take care of your body and do whats right for you! Heres to health and a long life :)
7. Sports Stretch & Flexibility Workout
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Sports Stretching & Flexibility Workout by BeFit in 90 is an exercise that promotes relaxation and recovery. These stretching exercises focus on lengthening the muscles that you utilize in everyday functional movements in order to keep you flexible, prevent injury, and maximize workout results.
8. Warm-up & Stretching Exercises
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Reduce the risk of injury in sport & fitness
9. Inside Endurance: Dynamic Flexibility
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Professional distance runner Dathan Ritzenhein takes Ryan through series of dynamic flexibility movements designed to stretch and warm up muscles without weakening them before training competition.
10. Reduce Heart Rate and Muscle Soreness with Linda's Cool Down
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Linda Soares takes you through her cool down to decrease your heart rate and reduce delayed muscle soreness. Follow her static stretches to reduce injury risk in this Grokker Premium video.
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