So excited to have my sissy Jackelyn joining us today for an awesome lower back stretching workout!! One thing a lot of people deal with is low back pain – either because they’re sitting at a desk all day or hunching over. This stretch routine is going to relieve pressure from your lower back as well work on your glutes and abs. It’s gonna feel goooood. Let’s do it.
Resistance training is great, but adding a stretch workout afterward will give you much better results. It is a common myth that stretching out before a workout will keep you from hurting yourself, but it turns out that the opposite is true.
Researchers from the University of Hawaii-Moana studied over a thousand marathon runners. They discovered that stretching before working out resulted in a greater risk of being injured. It was determined that there was a 33% higher risk of getting hurt if the runners stretched before running than those that didn’t stretch.
Stretching is a good thing, just not before a workout; it relaxes the muscles and relieves joint tension and helps the muscles to heal themselves. After stretching, muscles are stretched out and this can be very dangerous. Muscles need to contract over and over during exercise, and when they are stretched out they need to work much harder to contract effectively.