Stretching before and after your workout is crucial to your body’s overall development and will improve your overall joint movement, range of motion, and mobility. Sore after a workout? Probably because you didn’t properly warm-up and stretch those muscles. You can get away with a no warm-up routine for years, decades even. But, eventually, your body’s aches and pains will speak louder than your resistance to a proper warm-up!
In a time crunch?
For the upper body, the most important muscles to stretch are:
- Lower back
For the lower body, you should be stretching these muscles:
- Hip flexors
- Quadriceps (Quads)
String together these exercises for a mobility flow all in 10 minutes or less:
And if you want to up your animal flow game, try my personal mobility flow here: