Progression of Activities For Exercising

I was asked a question earlier today, so I am going to put on my degree and certification as a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the NASM to answer.  I was asked if it was good to do static stretching before working out to get the muscles “loosened” up.  For example, bending down to touch your toes to loosen the hamstrings and lower back.  The answer to this question, most cases, is “no.”  I will first answer why, then explain the proper progression of before and after workout. In attempt to simplify for anyone not too familiar with muscle anatomy and … Continue reading Progression of Activities For Exercising