The One Stretch You Need Before a Work Out

Jun 16, 2015 at 5:44 pm |
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Stretching is incredibly important before every workout. While everyone requires a few different stretches pre-exercise, we found one stretch everyone should try.

Known as dynamic stretching, which stretches the body while in motion, it can help your muscle power and expand your range of motion.

Presented by BuiltLean, they even call this the #1 Best Stretch. It’s brilliant.


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1. Start in a push up position:

push up poisition for dynamic stretching

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This will prep your core for the stretch.

2. Left foot to left hand:

left foot to left hand for dynamic stretching

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Lift your left foot up to your left hand. If you can’t reach your left hand, that’s okay, just get as close as your can without feeling like your leg is going to pop out from your hip. This will stretch your hip and your groin.

3. Lift your left arm to the sky:

left arm to the sky for dynamic stretching

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This part of the stretch mainly focuses on opening up your shoulders but will also will stretch your back and core.

4. Back to the push up position:

push up poisition for dynamic stretching

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Fall back down to the push up position to reset your core.

5. Downward dog

downward dog for dynamis stretching

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Move to the yoga position downward dog. This will stretch your hamstrings, calves, and even your shoulders. Woohoo.

6. Switch to the other side.

Finally, move back to the push up position and repeat the motions on your right side.

This dynamic stretch will totally change your workout routine…