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