Studies show that dynamic stretching is the more beneficial stretch before working out. Dynamic stretching is stretching that encourages you to use your full range of motion, which can help you warm up before exercise and improve overall flexibility. You also tend to lose flexibility as you age, Bushman says. Dynamic stretching can help combat this.
What is dynamic stretching?
Dynamic stretches are active movements where joints and muscles go through a full range of motion. They can be used to help warm up your body before exercising.
Dynamic stretches can be functional and mimic the movement of the activity or sport you’re about to perform. For example, a swimmer may circle their arms before getting into the water.
Dynamic stretches can also be a series of movements to get the body moving before any type of exercise. Some examples include trunk twists, walking lunges, or leg swings against a wall.
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