are you suppose to stretch before, or after workout?

@aliyaa (580)
India
April 14, 2007 7:49am CST
wats ur opinion?
6 responses
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
14 Apr 07
Both, but it's better not to overdo it before, while your muscles are still cold. I often don't worry much about stretching before, but think its quite important after. Maybe have a little warm up and stretch before you really start exercising.
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@aliyaa (580)
• India
1 May 07
Yes its good to stretch it after than before.Also its better to warm up before we start excercising.
• United States
1 May 07
Well when I use to workout I had a personal trainer and he would make me stretch before we began my workout to loosen up my muscle. I found that I hurt less if I stretched first. Afterwards a hot shower and I felt great.
@tkashique (159)
• India
15 Apr 07
ya , of course ,i want 2 stretct after work,
@Poison_Girl (4163)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I always thought you were supposed to stretch both before AND after a workout. More so after the workout though and more of a warm up with some stretching before. If that makes sense... I think before, it's more of a warm up with some stretching and afterwards, you have a cool down with more stretching. Hope that makes sense.
@shahfi (11)
• India
15 Apr 07
i think its better u stretch before u start ur work.. coz itll make ur body and mind calm which will make ur work much easier.. also it will help u keepin in good mood for a long time. but its also good to stretch in da intervals for da same reasons above..
@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
14 Apr 07
I am not a pro on this topic, But I would think you should stretch to get your body ready for that Grand slam workout and I do also believe you should stretch afterwards to. =) Good Luck Stacy