Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Upper-Body Stretches to Prevent Injury:

Whenever you are performing a physical activity, stretching is important to keep your muscles safe from injury. With this video, you can get a look at some upper-body stretches that will give you a good start to your warm-up routine. Simple movements will stretch your shoulders, chest, and arms so that you do not over-stress any part of the upper body during rigorous activity. Warming up will also increase circulation of oxygenated blood, improving your flexibility and range of motion. Stretching should not be painful, especially if you focus on breathing correctly. If you are loose and limber from warming up, you will be less likely to incur injury. Watch this video for a demonstration of simple stretches.

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