By the end of this blog post you will be asking yourself why you haven't incorporated dynamic stretching into your workouts from the beginning!
Lets start off with some definitions and clear up some differences between stretches. Dynamic stretches are movement stretches, these should be performed before your main workout and after your warm up. Static stretches are still stretches, these should be performed after your main workout, as part of your cool down.
There are so many different supplements being promoted everyday by loads of different people, its hard to tell what is good and what isn't. Well this blog post should clear some things up for you.
I am going to start by answering the question (as simply as I can) and the answer to this question is like the answer to every other fitness related question, it depends, on you as an individual and your goals. I know that was a bit anti climatic, considering I was babbling on about being clear earlier, but if you read the rest of this blog post it will surely give you some knowledge and help YOU answer this question.
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When we talk about having good posture, we mean the head and spine being balanced in relation to gravity. Having correct posture is not just about looks, it's important for the body to function properly. Think of your body as a chain, if one part isn't working, the whole connection is thrown off. At one end of your chain is your feet and the other end, you head, more specifically, your teeth. Long term misalignment of one part of your body can make you more prone to injury and discomfort. Your spine and core is built to hold your body upright and essentially to stabilize all body movement.
Many of us focus on our biggest muscles when training, for example, back, legs, chest. However, neglecting smaller muscles is not something you want to do. Often these smaller muscles play a much bigger role than you think and could affect the bigger muscles that you are trying to strengthen or grow.
Below I am going to list 5 important muscles that I find are often neglected, why they are important to train and good exercises for them.
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