Practise what I Preach.... or not!

Posted by Cathy Dickerson

Even though I know its bad...I am the worst at stretching. I tell everyone else to do it but I don't do it myself. So if you don't want to end up stiff and inflexible when you are older..then STRETCH! Over time our muscles shorten and weight lifting exacerbates this so even more important for us.

If you don't want to end up like this:
then do plenty of this..
  Stretching when your muscles are cold, before training can cause muscle strain or damage so always after. Ideally you will then stretch for 10 minutes focusing especially on the muscles you have been working.  There are plenty of simple stretches you can do and I don't think I need to make a video to show you all... but you can tell me if I'm wrong.  
It doesn't need to be complicated...
and you dont need any equipment.  You can create the stretch and increase the stretch using your body weight.  Sometimes can be nice if your gym buddy helps but easily done on your own.
So don't do as I do, do as I say.....
and this will be you when you are 70 years old.