As a former gymnast and cheerleader I can truly understand the importance of stretching for my everyday life and for my performance in sport activities. Now as a Fitness Professional and getting further into bodybuilding, I am very thankful that I came into lifting weights with the flexibility I needed and with the knowledge of proper stretching.
Here is why:
Helps improve flexibility
Assists in correct posture
Potential to decrease injury
'In my opinion stretching helps to prevent injuries. For instance, you can do dynamic stretches before and during your training session to help 'fire up' your muscles. After working out you want to cool down, therefore, static stretching will help you with your recovery process.'
Favourite Body Part to Train: Abs & Shoulders
Prep Meal: 99% Lean Ground Turkey, Quinoa and Broccoli
Favorite Products: Jekyll Pre Workout. It gives me the focus I need to lift, and Crash because it gives me great restful sleep even after hitting hard late at night.
Cheat Meal: Pizza, cheeseburgers, sushi and chocolate chip cookies!