Unless you’re a huge fan of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), it is highly suggested that you take 5 – 10 minutes to stretch at the end of your workout. Why? Because not being able to walk after leg day sucks, and nobody wants to hear you complain about the dreadful DOMS. This short cool down will leave you walking tomorrow with a skip in your step and a swing in your hips.
Take it easy! Hold each stretch in slight discomfort for a minimum of 30 seconds. Yes, you must feel slight discomfort for it to work; after all, a little bit of pain never hurt anybody. Slow down your breathing and your heart rate will follow, and be sure to give each limb a little shake after stretching, just to get that nutrient-filled blood flowing again.
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