Stretching 101 – Prevent injuries & enhance your training!

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Prevent injuries while exercising by stretching daily.

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When was the last time you stretched?  Really really stretched? Stretching not only prevents injuries & increases your range of motion, but it is also good for a tired body, for a stressed mind, and good for the spirit.


Tips to help you prevent injuries

?1. To increase your flexibility & to avoid injuries, stretch before and after work out.

?2. Hold your stretching position for more than 60 seconds.

?3. When stretching, hold that position for several seconds, and then slowly relax. Don’t bounce- this can strain your muscles.

?4. Work slowly in increments instead of immediately proceeding to do the hardest exercise or position.

?5. Stretch or warm up all muscle groups.

?6. Stretch regularly.

?7. Workout considering only your capabilities and not of others. Increase your limits slowly. Listen to your body.

?8. Learn to rest your muscles.

prevent injuries

A lot of people skip this part of their exercise routine.  Maybe you want to save some time or maybe you just don’t understand just how important it is to stretch.


You don’t have to spend a lot of time or money to stretch.  There are videos on my YouTube channel that can show you how to stretch properly. Check them out if you have a few minutes here.


SIDE NOTE: I am always looking for new videos to make, maybe you can help me with that!  If you have any exercises you need me to show you how to do safely, let me know!

If you are ready to start protecting your body from injuries but don’t know where to start, send me a message!  I’ll be happy to help.

Thank you for reading & stay safe.

Rafael Ortiz

Online personal trainer and personal trainer for Austin TX - Rafael Ortiz

Rafael Ortiz

Corrective Exercise Specialist

Rafael has been in the health and fitness industry since 2006.  He is certified by the NASM & insured.

Areas of Expertise

Joint Pain Relief, Post-Rehab Personal Training, Posture Correction, Weight Loss, Nutrition, Strength Training, Core and Balance, Flexibility and Mobility, Muscle Gain, Posture, TRX, Functional Training, Myofascial Release, Cardiovascular Conditioning, Injury Prevention, Stress Reduction, Corrective Exercise, Golf

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