We have all been there.... the moment when your coach or trainer says ‘have you been remembering to stretch?’ In that second we feel like we are back at school, and forgot to do our homework…. Then we try and think of a believable excuse instead of ‘I didn’t have time’.
It’s the unglamorous side of exercise and nobody sounds cool when they say they have been doing it. So to counteract this, yoga is becoming more on-trend, along with stretch classes and various online classes / apps to help you stretch.
These are just a few benefits from this ‘unglamorous side of exercise’ and these might be exact things you desperately need to help improve your athletic performance. Maybe it is time to start scheduling those homework sessions to support your training goals?
The benefits of stretching don’t stop at the physical side. Mental benefits can also come from stretching, for example, patience (you’ll know this one if you have ever tried to touch your toes and thought ‘well that’s impossible’ then weeks to months later you can touch your toes!).
If you have some favourites of your own, why not drop us a line and tell us about them… or better still - send us a selfie.
Big Crocodile loves a good stretching session and can be spotted on our sportswear getting his down dog on (or should we call it down croc?). He’s on our fantastic Yoga Croc vests and T.shirts too so it might be worth investing so you have the correct, inspirational PE kit (it’s all carefully cut to move about in).
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