Many people think that stretching is very simple and does not need to take much time. A simple reach for your toes for a few seconds and crossing your arms over your chest is good enough. Well, there is more to stretching than that. Yes, simply reaching down or crossing your arm across your chest will stretch out the muscle, but there are much better and more effective ways to get a full stretch than those.
In today’s article is a list of five things that you are doing wrong while stretching. The first one is staying in a stretch for too long. For recovery and efficiency, the stretches do not need to be held any longer than two minutes.
Although it does not hurt to stretch longer, but stretching for under two minutes is the most efficient. Another thing that you are possibly doing wrong while stretching is not stretching long enough. As stretching for too long is not recommended, it is even more so when not stretching long enough.
This can lead to many injuries and also hinder your athletic performance. For the full list of things you are doing wrong, click on the link down below.
Read the full article here: http://breakingmuscle.com/mobility-recovery/5-common-stretching-pitfalls