You asked: What type of stretches should you do when you warm up and why?

What type of stretches should you do in a warm up?

It is important that static stretches be performed before any dynamic stretches in your warm-up. Dynamic stretching can often result in overstretching, which damages the muscles (see section Overstretching). Performing static stretches first will help reduce this risk of injury.

What are 5 warm up stretches?

Some other examples of warm-up exercises are leg bends, leg swings, shoulder/ arm circles, jumping jacks, jumping rope, lunges, squats, walking or a slow jog, yoga, torso twists, standing side bends, lateral shuffle, butt kickers, knee bends, and ankle circles.

What type of stretches should you do when you cool down and why?

Breathe deeply while cooling down to deliver oxygen to your muscles, release tension, and promote relaxation.

  1. Light jogging or walking. This is one of the most straightforward ways to cool down. …
  2. Upper body stretch. …
  3. Seated Forward Bend. …
  4. Knee-to-Chest Pose. …
  5. Reclining Butterfly Pose. …
  6. Child’s Pose.

What are 5 dynamic stretches?

Dynamic Stretching (Video)

  • Side Shuffle.
  • Carioca.
  • Backpedal Jog.
  • Walking Knee to Chest.
  • Lunge Walk with Twist.
  • Straight Leg Kick.
  • Heel-to-Rear Jog.
  • Power Skip Plus Reach.

What are 10 dynamic stretches?

Be sure to check them out!

  • Heel Walks. …
  • Toe Walks. …
  • Knee Hugs or Knee to Chest Walks. …
  • Walking Quad Stretch. …
  • Inverted Hamstring Stretch.
  • Rotational Lunge. …
  • Lateral Lunge. …
  • Spiderman Lunge.
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