by Allison Welch December 02, 2022 2 min read

You know exercise is important, but what about stretching? Stretching is essential and can help you improve your range of motion and decrease your risk of injury. Here are some tips and tricks to namaste flexible! 

Don't bounce. Stretch in a smooth movement, without bouncing. Bouncing as you stretch can injure your muscle and actually contribute to muscle tightness.

Hold your stretch. Breathe normally and hold each stretch for about 30 seconds; in problem areas, you may need to hold for around 60 seconds.

Don't aim for pain. Expect to feel tension while you're stretching, not pain. If it hurts, you've pushed too far. Back off to the point where you don't feel any pain, then hold the stretch.

Bring movement into your stretching. Gentle movements, such as those in tai chi, Pilates or yoga, can help you be more flexible in specific movements. These types of exercises can also help reduce falls in older adults.

Keep up with your stretching. Stretching can be time-consuming. But you can achieve the most benefits by stretching regularly, at least two to three times a week. Even 5 to 10 minutes of stretching at a time can be helpful.

Stretching helps your muscles relax
, which in turn accelerates the healing process due to the increased blood flow. You'll be able to bounce back faster after an intense workout or long day at work when you take time to stretch for just a few minutes. 

You can also add our Hydrate to your recovery! Electrolytes++ is a trademarked vitamin and mineral formula designed to optimize your status of hydration and electrolyte balance. This product can help decrease muscle cramping during extreme exercise.

 

 

Protein Packed Guacamole
This recipe is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 fresh Avocados (skinned and pitted)

¼ cup tomatoes (diced)

1 oz. red onion (diced)

1 oz. cilantro (chopped)

1 tsp. garlic (minced)

¼ oz. jalapeno (minced)

1 tbsp. cumin

¼ tsp. salt

1 tsp. mild chili powder

2 limes (juiced)

1 scoop Muscle Feast Unflavored Isolate

gluten free tortilla chips

 

DIRECTIONS: 

1.) Add all ingredients to a food processor. Puree until the consistency is smooth.  

2.) Serve with gluten free tortilla chips.

3.) Store in an airtight container for up to 48 hours.

 

 

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