Stretching is very important as it helps your muscles to cool down and prevents the over-production of lactic acid in the muscles. It also increases flexibility and lessens the chance of injury. It should never be skipped.
There are a few golden rules when it comes to stretching:
- Don’t bounce into a stretch
- A stretch should be uncomfortable but never painful
- Ease into a stretch slowly
- Breathe while stretching
- Relax into the stretch
- Do two repetitions of 30 seconds of each stretch